Young girls are making use of the abortifacient that has been offered to them without adequate testing on the safety and long-term effects for minors.
In 2006, teens 18 years old and up could buy Plan B, otherwise known as the morning after pill, without a prescription. Those age limits were lifted in 2015 so younger girls can buy it, or their boyfriend or adult molester. Penny Nance is president of Concerned Women for America, and she says the results of allowing younger girls to use the morning after pill are concerning.
“Now that we've made the morning after pill available for anyone at any age, we're seeing an extreme increase in teen use,” she tells OneNewsNow. “About a decade ago, it was one in twelve kids using it, and now a report has come out that about one in five teenage girls have used the morning after pill, which we know is an abortifacient.”
That may be due to promiscuity, but another problem is that the Food and Drug Administration rushed the drug through the process without research on how the drug would impact growing bodies. It's a very strong dose of birth control medication.
“At one point, a doctor's prescription and a doctor visit was needed, but now we are just freely giving this extremely strong medication over the counter to young girls at any age without any concern over what the long term repercussions are going to be with these sweet girls,” Nance says.
Concerned Women for America, along with its campus chapters, are working to return some sanity to the issue.