First of all, let's talk about the message they are sending: unprotected sex does not lead to pregnancy. This is only encouraging sexually active teens not to worry about whether or not they have any protection available if they are in the heat of the moment. What does this mean? We will see a rise in teens who are contracting STDs. Pregnancy is the far greater scare since teens see peers that are pregnant or have babies. The adolescent has a feeling of indestructibility (that live forever attitude), that causes STDs to not be a factor until a friend or they themselves contract one.
The second is the commercial's claim that the Plan B pill is not an abortion pill. They back this notion up by saying that it cannot terminate a pregnancy if it has already begun. They also claim that it will work for the first 72 hours after sex. So when does a pregnancy begin? Well, a pregnancy is charted by doctors as being the first day of a woman's last menstrual cycle. They use this day since many women do not know the time they ovulate. Scientists say that pregnancy (and viable life) begin at implantation. Let's look at the facts though. An egg can be fertilized in the first 24 hours after sex. The DNA is now present in this first cell to make the baby into a unique individual. All of the chromosomes necessary for human life.
You would guess from what scientists say, that the egg probably waits until implantation to begin dividing since it is not life yet. This is not the case. It begins to divide and grow shortly after conception and may remain in the fallopian tubes for several days before making its way to the uterus for implantation. There are even ectopic (tubal) pregnancies that take place in the fallopian tubes. This ends in death for the baby and happens to one in sixty pregnancies. So if life and pregnancy can begin prior to the uterus, then what is the purpose of implantation? It is for nourishment. The baby will form an attachment in the form of an umbilical chord and will receive food necessary for growth until the time of birth. Plan B does not always prevent life from occurring. It does however, prevent life the food it needs to survive.
My third problem with Plan B is the government agenda driving its use. The FDA had already moved it from a prescription drug to an over the counter drug for those over eighteen. Now it is available to 17 year old girls or guys for their sexual partner. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman, strong-armed the FDA into lowering the required age to 17 without parental consent. The argument is now being made that any girl capable of becoming pregnant should be able to buy the pill without consent. Let me get this straight. Parents are legally responsible for raising their children and making decisions pertaining to their well being until eighteen except in this area? A 17 year old who cannot even vote is being infused with rights that make it seem as if the age for being a minor has changed.
Parents should not stand for this continual trampling of parental rights by federal judges. At the moment, parental rights are not in the constitution and are supposed to be left to the states. We need a constitutional amendment guaranteeing parental rights while there is still time--before our multiple treaties and international law dictate to us how to raise our children. You may say this is not possible . Well, let me direct you to Article Six of our constitution: