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June 11, 2013 - 9:55 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 at PJ Lifestyle

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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the morning after pill was just made the primary means of contraception for a huge slice of the population. instead of a rare emergency, this will become routine. i seriously doubt that any studies have been done on the long term effects of regular usage, but i imagine that 10-30 years from now there will be a price to pay.

in more immediate effect, i anticipate an upsurge in STDs as less and less thought goes into the decision of "sex or no sex". it would not surprise me to see public restrooms with vending machines.
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STD rates have been increasing as it is and rather sharply. Included in that number are untreatable diseases like Herpes and drug resistant strains of other STDs. If rates don't shoot up after this it will be a complete shock.

Something else that will likely happen, but be covered up by the media, will be girls being hospitalized or killed by the pills. From what I've read they do have some nasty side effects and that was with adults.
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You're probably right. As it is, abortion has become the de facto birth control for that very same slive of the population.

The fact that women die or are injured during abortions doesn't matter, as long as they're dying in a dirty clinic rather than the legendary back alley.

What will more likely happen, though, is the drug company will be sued via class action when teens are found to be bleeding to death or becoming infertile, the company will lose millions and threaten to shut down, the FDA will 'investigate', find it safe, and the federal government will step in and 'invest' so it's available and free.

If they'd kept it available to doctors only for use after rape, we'd all be better off but hey, that's really not the goal here is it?
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"...legalize Statutory Rape?"

Of course not!

Did he enable it or encourage it? You betcha! But he did NOT legalize it!

But only because such statutes are still part of State Criminal Codes.
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No, that is not legalizing statutory rape.
1 year ago
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Sure it isn't. Free Kate, eh?
1 year ago
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If the rapist gets caught, he'll still go to jail. Legalizing something means taking away criminal penalties. This may make it harder to catch the rapist but it's not legalizing an illegal act.
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Correct. It does make it more possible for the predator to get away with it, but it is an overreach to say that it is legalizing statutory rape. We are not well-served by such hyperbole.

My view is this: If they are not old enough to give consent, then they are not old enough to decide to get an abortion of any kind.

I guess the States will have to pass their own laws to prevent this.
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"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."

Huh? So predators care if the girl has the pill? Really? Where on earth do you get that line of reasoning?

"A 13-year-old girl who goes to the pharmacy to obtain the morning-after pill is probably the victim of a crime."

Or she's sexually active on her own volition. Its actually the most likely case rather than crime. Again, your reasoning isn't very realistic.
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Harald, let me help you out here. Sexual predators are very often friends and family members of girls, so they don't want the girls getting pregnant. And they're very often long term abusers who threaten and intimidate the girls into silence.

And while it's not uncommon for a 13 year old girl to be sexually active of her own volition, if her boyfriend is older than her by 4 years, it's still a crime in most states.
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jmarie, you've got this one pegged. long term abusers want to keep coming back to the same girl. keeping her from getting pregnant is just another angle to extend their control.
so if you are under 18, you can't get a tattoo or ear piercing, but you can get a morning after pill. and heaven forbid that you would want a beer, you have to be an old fart of 21 for that
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I dont think the boyfriend needs to be 4 years older for this to be statutory rape. In the case of 2 underage kids having sex, there would technically be 2 crimes of statutory rape committed...
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Statutory rape is when only one of the people is a minor, not when both are.
1 year ago
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Yes, and my reference to 4 years was based on the 13 year old mentioned in the post I responded to. States vary, but in many the age of consent in 17.
1 year ago
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"The change that now allows girls to obtain the morning-after pill... may declare open season on them by sexual predators. "

It's already open season on young girls (and boys) by sexual predators.
1 year ago
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Not quite yet. Age of consent laws are still in place which force care and keeping things quiet. Just wait until the Dems get rid of those, THEN it will be catch as catch can.
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Oh, and there will be loads of middle-aged men buying it up for their 12 year old victims anyway.
1 year ago
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Hey, look at his ambassador to Belgium...
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