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PC craziness over ‘Plan B’

May 17, 2013

Political correctness has sunk into absurdity in a situation involving access to the so-called “Plan B” birth-control drug....

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TiredOfTax

May-17-13 5:53 PM

For whatever reason that they have to want to limit an unwanted pregnancy at age 15, I support their decision. Forcing a youth to have a child at that age is not in anyone's best interest. I would hope that the parents were open enough to talk to their children and wish that parents took the time to prevent the actions that made plan B an option. Communication is still the most important part of any plan.

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Knickman

May-17-13 6:00 PM

It is unfortunate that school age girls become sexually active at such young age. Also unfortunate that school age boys get involved with the girls this way, although many instances, the male participant has already gotten out of school. Involvement with teens under 17 is a misdemeanor and under 16 a felony. The law needs to be enforced, it might discourage such activity. The girls in particular need to understand the economic ramifications of this. It costs money to bring up a child. What about getting a good education so you can have a better job than in retail?

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Skrocki

May-17-13 7:41 PM

Let's not confuse chronological age with sexual maturity. A girl becomes a woman when she reaches puberty and can bear children. When that occurs, she should be able to make her own decisions about her body. I agree with the decision to make the morning after pill available.

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gville70

May-17-13 9:48 PM

Holy cow I agree with everyone !!Sweet article LH way to bury your head in the sand and pretend the issue will go away.. It's no wonder they don't put their names on these articles so we'd know what fool wrote this..

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Ron1960

May-18-13 7:34 AM

knickman, while I agree with you that the male should be held accountable for the child he helped to creat how ever how do you make the male be accountable when the female dosen't know who the father is or the female refuses to tell who the father is.

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drugsrus

May-18-13 11:34 AM

Portnoy,"the sex oriented crap kids see today on tv, the movies & internet", really??? Parents (and many aren't too good at that) need to instill decent moral values for starters. Babies don't come with instruction manuals, they never did. But let's not look at this as simply a youth issue, it's funny how these issues were not a problem years ago. Maybe society needs to look in the mirror.

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Knickman

May-18-13 8:22 PM

RON1960: I can say for sure what the solution to your point should be. It might include refusal of welfare benefits if the female won't give a name. (This may happen now?) If she does not know which one the father is, she should give the possibilities(she should know and DNA testing could be tried). If she totally uncooperative, and cannot support the child, take it away from her and put it up for adoption, this might be another way of discouraging teens from being "active". I know its a tough statement, but we have to do all we can to discourage this problem from happening. In many instances, we the taxpayer are picking up the tab.

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Knickman

May-18-13 8:23 PM

RON correction (I can't say)

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TiredOfTax

May-19-13 8:23 AM

Portnoy, you shouldn't be calling nature into the fray, when done in the past it was not popular with the "others". Nature has nothing to do with anything according to the arguments that the liberals have used in recent arguments.

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