Another WordPress blogger who runs a site entitled “saynsumthn” has provided the following harrowing story:
Another recent example which received national attention was the arrest and indictment of a Florida man who tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pills to abort her pregnancy. Authorities say that 28-year-old John Andrew Welden did not want to be a father, so when his girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee, got pregnant, Welden faked a prescription for an abortion pill, switched a label so the medication appeared to be a common antibiotic, and gave her the drug. The drug did its job. The unborn baby died. Now Welden, is facing the possibility of life behind bars without parole, charged with murder under a rarely used federal statute known as the “Protection of Unborn Children Act.”
Now folks, even though Plan B does not seem to have a lot of side effects, its over-the-counter status means that it is as easy to get as chewing gum. Look for this sort of thing to happen a lot more often with the legalization and over-the-counter status of Plan B. Rapists, child molesters, incestuous family members can simply slip their victims Plan B to cover up their crime.
Giving Plan B over-the-counter status is a bad idea and this demonstrates it. Welden should have been charged with drug tampering and administering medicine without a license, but since Plan B is over the counter, he cannot be charged with such a crime even though he ought to be. What happens when these monsters start giving Plan B to pregnant women after the time of its efficacy? What birth defects await us?
Oh wait, plan B is not supposed to cause an increase in birth defects because it’s the same hormones that are in many daily birth control pills. But what about the dosage? The Princeton University Student Health Center’s own fact sheet states:
When dedicated ECPs are not available, certain ordinary birth control pills can be used in specified combinations as emergency contraception. In either case, the regimen is one dose followed by a second dose 12 hours later, where each dose consists of 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 pills, depending on brand. Currently, 19 brands of combined oral contraceptives are approved in the United States for use as emergency contraception.
Now wait a minute people – emergency contraceptive pills or ECPs can be replaced by 1-6 regular birth control pills taken at 12 hour intervals. But these do not cause birth defects? Has this been studied? Not really.
What about Ella or ulipristal acetate, which is an antiprogestin that antagonizes the activity of progesterone on the uterus? The relative of this drug is mifepristone, which is a component of the “French abortion concoction” RU-486. This will cause birth defects if it fails to elicit abortion. How is it that Ulipristal doesn’t?
Additionally, why is it that Plan B is classified as a pregnancy Category X drug, meaning that it could lead to serious problems when taken during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects?
I do not believe the talking points concerning Plan B. Making it over the counter was a political decision pure and simple.