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April 5, 2013 - 9:21 am

Earlier today, a federal judge ordered the federal Food and Drug Administration to allow the sale of the “morning after” birth control pill to people of any age without any prescription. Prior to the ruling, the FDA had required prescriptions for anyone under age 17.

Democrat Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is among the first to praise the ruling. In a statement released this morning, Murray says “Today’s ruling highlights the importance of the Food and Drug Administration regulations being based on science, not politics. As numerous medical societies and patient advocates have argued, improved access to birth control, including emergency contraception, has proven to benefit a woman’s personal, economic and social health and stability. Increasing access to obtain a safe and effective product they may need to prevent an unintended pregnancy is an essential part of basic health care.”

Murray’s statement neglects to note that adult women are not the issue here, nor is their access to Plan B. The ruling sweeps safeguards aside and allows young girls to obtain the medication without a prescription and without their parents’ awareness. Doctors warn that the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases and should not be used as primary birth control. Potential side effects from adults using the drug include abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue and even vomiting and diarrhea. Unexpected bleeding may also result.

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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But I still have to show ID when I want to buy some Sudafed. I guess in the nanny state, some over-the-counter drugs are more over-the-counter than others.
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Right, the neighbor is sexually abusing a minor, and threatening her with bodily harm if she tells anyone. He goes and buys these pills to feed to her to cover his tracks. Don't think it won't happen.
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Also posted on CNN today, "New Jersey bans tanning bed use by minors under 17, and spray tanning by minors under 12."

Yes, you can't make this up.
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Put all pills and guns on the shelves-over the counter.
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Anyone else see a Pedophile's wet dream here? There is no bottom limit.... a 2 year old could walk in the door and be provided a box.
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Are there any serious contraindications to the drug, or are they comparable to something like tylenol?

If not, then it's not the FDA's business to prevent its sale.
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Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and possible bleeding. It's hormonal, not analgesic.
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But I still have to show ID when I want to buy some Sudafed. I guess in the nanny state, some over-the-counter drugs are more over-the-counter than others.
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Did the judge waive liability for the drugstores, dispensaries, pharmaceutical companies, etc, who sell the pills to girls, who then either get sick and/or die?

Of course not.

Judge: You WILL sell this drug to ANY female of ANY age – even one who is NOT old enough to buy the cigarettes that HHS & the FDA require all sorts of dire warnings and Nanny Doomberg demands be kept in the stockroom of the drugstore away from her young, impressionable eyes – and if she is injured or dies, you WILL pay MILLIONS.

CAN YOU HEAR ME ROAR???
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