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Decision allows morning after pill for girls of all ages

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Your daughter will now be able to buy emergency contraception without a prescription, no matter how old she is.  The Federal Government is dropping its appeal of a judge’s order requiring the morning after pill to be sold over the counter and available to minors.

Tyanna Duncan is a mother of three and grandmother of seven.  She had her first child when she was 17.  She’s against the morning after pills.

Duncan says, “That would cause a young child to feel like she did something wrong to herself.”

According to Planned Parenthood, the decision will make emergency contraception available on store shelves, just like condoms, and women of all ages will be able to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Courtney Herman is a pharmacy graduate student at Minnich’s Colonial Pharmacy, in York.  She says the move will “take care of situations they might be uncomfortable talking to a prescriber or provider about.”

A spokeswoman from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference says, “making emergency contraception so readily available discounts the serious decision to become sexually active.”

Tyanna’s daughter and also a mother of three says pills shouldn’t replace talking to your children.

Taheressa Duncan says, “parents should be more involved to know what’s going on to prevent it from the very beginning.”

Until recently, the over-the-counter emergency contraception was only available to women 17 and older who showed proof of age at a pharmacist’s counter.

3 comments

  • Ted

    NOW THIS IS JUST LAZY NOW THE GOVERNMENT IS GIVING OUR KIDS AND TELLING OUR KIDS TO HAVE SEX CAUSE IF YOU GET PREGNANT HAVE A PILL FOR YOU YOU DON'T EVEN NEED A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT AND NOW THE PARENTS DON'T EVEN NEED TO NO IF THE CHILD WAS PREGNANT IT IS ASHAME THAT THIS WORLD IS GETTING SO LAZY AND NOT CARING THIS IS WHY G.O.D IS GETTING ANGRY WITH US IF THAT THUNDERING WASN'T A WARNING THE OTHER NIGHT WE NEED TO OPEN OUR EYES AND STOP LETTING THE GOVERNMENT TELL US HOW TO RUN OUR LIVE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE A STAND AND SPEEK UP AND STOP LETTING PEOPLE LIKE THE POLITICAL PEOPLE RUN US AND TELL US WHAT TO DO IF NOT THE SAYING IN TRUE THEN THE WORKING MAN IS A FOOL STAND UP AMERICA AND TAKE A STAND AND STOP PUTTING UR TAILS BETWEEN UR LEGS

  • Ted

    Now if there is a death because of the pill now can the judge who issued it to be Legal now he should be charged with murder if these parents don't think that there kids are going to have more unprotected sex think again these boys will say anything to these girls so they don't have to us a condom even the biggest saying now COME ON BABY YOU NO IF YOU GET PREGNANT THERE'S A PILL FOR YOU AND ALL THESE GIRLS WILL SAY O YEAH YOU ARE RIGHT OR WILL SAY DON'T YOU LOVE ME OR TRUST ME I THINK THAT IT IS WRONG THAT ONE JUDGE SAID IT WAS OK HIS KIDS MUST BE GROWN UP AND DOESN'T HAVE GRANDKIDS I JUST THINK THAT IT IS WRONG IAM JUST SAYING LET ME HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY HERE'S MY EMAIL

  • E.A.Morrison

    Totally unbelievable!!!! So are we not worried about STDs anymore? Because not only is taking this pill possibly ending a life that God created but just allowing children to do whatever they feel like with out consequences!!!! So Ashamed of this judge ! Does this judge have children???

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