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.