The FDA is going to let 17 year old girls buy the “morning-after pill” over the counter.
Huh. On first glance, this seems like a mandate long over due.
But on second thought, I can’t help but play devil’s advocate. I’m all for women making their own decisions. I’m not the type to have abused this privilege when I was 17. But what about most 17 year olds?
Do we think the average 17 year old will see this as a reason not to:
- Take birth control (which supposedly packs on a couple pounds) when they are sexually active?
- Use a condom when a guy asks her not to?
- Abstain until she’s emotionally ready?
- Be responsible for their sexual activity in general?
According to this article, women’s groups are thrilled while conservatives say this was a political issue. Do you think this will lead to no age restrictions at all? What are your thoughts?