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Obama’s Gift to Pedophiles and Sexual Predators

Did the President just legalize statutory rape?

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Bryan Preston

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June 12, 2013 - 9:25 am

While we were sleeping, President Obama and a federal court changed things quite a bit. The Guardian reports, with a lie in its lead.

The Obama administration will stop trying to limit sales of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women of all ages without a prescription.

“Women of all ages…” Women of age 85 aren’t going to be getting the morning-after pill. They don’t need it. Most females under age 17 are not, in the eyes of the law, women. They’re girls. They have not reached the age of consent in many states. Sexual intercourse with them can constitute statutory rape, at least. It may also constitute pedophilia.

The change that now allows girls to obtain the morning-after pill without a prescription and with no questions asked may declare open season on them by sexual predators. The point of the change was, in fact, to make it possible for girls to get this pill, not “women of all ages,” despite the fact that sexual intercourse with them in most cases is illegal. It can also be a monstrous crime, depending on the circumstances.

A 13-year-old girl who goes to the pharmacy to obtain the morning-after pill is probably the victim of a crime. She may be under threat, and walking into the pharmacy to get the pill because an adult has forced her into sex and is now forcing her to get medication that can help cover up the crime. Her parents have the right to know that their daughter is either wittingly sexually active or has been victimized. But no questions will be asked. The girl — not woman, girl — will not be asked to provide ID or any evidence of age. Her parents will probably never know.

Obama’s own decision-making on this should get no pass. He fought the court mandate in the year leading up to his re-election, only to reverse course once he was safely re-elected. Politics drives everything this president says and does. He has made the pedobear one of his administration’s mascots.

Sexual predators and those who despise the family will cheer Obama’s decision. No one in their right mind should join them.

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Cross-posted from the PJ Tatler

Image courtesy shutterstock /  filipw

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Sale of "Plan B" pills will soar, just as Roe v. Wade caused abortion to become rampant. There is a serious moral hazard in all this. And there will be incidents where some girls will be found to have been coerced into both sex and getting the pills afterwards. You can bet the store on it, because that is the way human nature works.
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Abortion itself has always been a cover for incest, in many cases repeated abortions allowed the incest to continue for years.

We need to do a better job of protecting minors. The age of the girl does matter. I don't think human society is going to ever be rid of abortion, but at minimum we have protect underage children.
1 year ago
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It hasn't been legalized yet, it has just been made easier. Obama still has some time left to do away with age of consent laws and restrict or ban parental consent or even notification. If he doesn't, the next president, who will certainly be a Democrat, probably will.
1 year ago
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Good topic to talk about but the article is premised on a straw man argument. Instead of a 13 year old victim how about a 17 year old who made the dumb mistake of unprotected sex with her boyfriend the same age.

Like that never happened.

So the point is that there is nothing magic on your birthday. There are still obvious differences between a 13 year old and a 17 year old. Even older people make stupid decisions.

There is an ethical debate about these drugs which does not center around the age of the user. In certain ethical constructs this is murder of an unborn child. That is not a universal opinion.

If we want to talk seriously we should focus on the agent and what that means.

1 year ago
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Our culture is insane. The list of things a minor cannot do in our culture is vast, yet almost all of them are much less serious than taking a megadose of hormones to force your body to abort a child. Heck, where I work a girl under 16 cannot even rent a kayak without parental permission. Ah well, at least we have priorities. Recreational canoeing--no. Abortifacients--yes.
1 year ago
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From the earlier post comments: No this doesn't legalize statutory rape but it does make it easier to get away with. As a dad of a (now very) little girl this does concern me. Oh, and before the snarky replies on parenting I am trying, but "accidents" happen and peer pressure is a very powerful force in young people (more so than parents in some cases).

1. spread of STD's: now that a boy/man can pressure his partner into not having to wear a condom ("hey, just get the morning after pill"), will there ever be a study as to the impact of this method over condoms in STD's?

2. future impact on health. There has been a study on how abortions could impact the fertility of a woman in the future - what about this pill? If a woman relies on this as her preferred (or last resort) birth control method - what health risks is she exposing herself to in the future? Note that teens and young people are very, very poor at gauging risk.

3. How many people think that it's a bit odd that, as a parent, you cannot give your daughter OTC painkillers to take to school, yet she can get Plan B OTC without anyone's permission? Hell, you can't get certain antihistamines without your information being recorded by the pharmacy (thanks, meth-heads).

Yes I realize that this helps the woman abused by family members and seeking an abortion - but: what are the stats on that and is that really helping? Then she is still in the situation, only her attacker has gotten away with it since no one else knows. This is an improvement?
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