I don’t usually point folks in the direction of right-wing comment sections, but man, this one over at Hot Air about access to emergency contraception is amazing. Background: A federal judge ruled that the law making emergency contraception (referred to variously as Plan B, EC and the morning-after pill) only available without a prescription to young women 17 and over was arbitrary and capricious, and not grounded in any scientific or legally tenable basis. Cue right-wing freak-out. The always incredibly astute and never hysterical AllahPundit started the post off by worrying about the hordes of 13-year-old Plan B addicts trolling pharmacies at midnight looking for their fix (“You don’t want your 13-year-old running around town at midnight looking for a pharmacist on duty just to get hold of some Plan B, do you?”). In other words, “It’s 11pm. Do you know where your kids are? Because they’re probably running around town looking for a pharmacist just to get hold of some Plan B for huffing. D.A.R.E.” Then, of course, the genius commenters joined in. These are all actual comments from Hot Air; I could not make this up if I tried:
Yes, NAMBLA — the North American Man-Boy Love Association — really benefits from preventing teen pregnancy.
So you’re telling me that a medication that’s safer than aspirin but needs to be taken in a timely manner should be relatively easy to get, while purchasing a machine that kills some 20,000 people every year and was created for the express purpose of causing major bodily harm and death should require a background check and some identification? Ugh, liberals.
Don’t you guys read Nostradamus? Because he was all, “At the point where you let girls prevent pregnancy, the whole world will end.”
Obviously the only thing keeping 11-year-old girls from having fun, consensual sex was the lack of non-prescription access to Plan B. Right?
I don’t totally understand what this means or how you would use the morning-after pill as a weapon or why you’d use that when there are so many bunnies in the world to boil, but since Glenn Close is over the age of 17, I think the time for this line of concern has passed.
Also illegal: Peanut butter sandwiches. But liberals want tots to use contraception. Because… tot pregnancy is a major social problem? Liberals want to force you to eat almond butter?
Mandatory Plan B. Every day. I don’t see why that wouldn’t happen, given that hormonal birth control has been on the market for decades and that’s mandatory.
Can’t wait for the episode of Intervention featuring the Plan B addict who uses the pill for a “quick high.” Expecting lots of childhood photos of a busty young woman, juxtaposed with contemporary footage of a sad-flat chested EC junkie.
Thank you, Hot Air. You made my day. And the liberal case for more investment in education.
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