Recently, the FDA approved the “morning-after pill,” a contraceptive taken after sex, for sale without a prescription to females over 15 years old. That created a furor from those who wanted it available to girls even younger. The government has given up the fight, so now the pill will be sold over-the-counter to children.
Details after the jump, along with a debate over the drug. Topics include, “does the pill cause abortion?” (At first, the pill makers said that it stopped the implantation of a fertilized egg. Now they are saying it simply prevents ovulation, which could take place while sperm are present. At 89% effectiveness, though, it would seem to be working also after ovulation has taken place. At any rate, no one seems to know exactly how the pill works or what its effects are, which seems odd in a drug sold over the counter.) Also, “what will be the moral impact of the pill?” What do you think? [Read more…]