“Young girls are able to purchase an abortion-inducing drug without their parents’ permission but aren’t able to buy cold medicine. The logic makes zero sense,” said Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life.
This weekend on NRO, both Jillian Kay Melchior and Robert VerBruggen have offered commentary about the FDA’s recent decision to allow females age 15 and up to purchase emergency contraception without a prescription. Melchoir argues that will reduce the incidence of abortion, while VerBruggen is a bit more skeptical, saying “we should not expect too much.” I would argue that, worse, from a pro-life perspective, the FDA’s decision will do more harm than good. In his posting, VerBruggen favorably cites a 2002 Guttmacher Institute study on the contraceptive use of women obtaining abortions, which provides plenty of information to support his argument that abortions are not caused […]