Regardless of who decided what and why, the Plan B pill is now available for girls of any age to buy at the nearby drug store along with their bubble gum, a bottle of pop, nail polish, and teeny bopper magazine.
Joshua Bowman goes through a whole host of reasons why this was a bad, terrible, no good thing to have happen, but there is one very important one he missed.
Captors, sexually abusive fathers, uncles, brothers, or adult “boyfriends” of young girls (i.e., pedophiles and/or those committing consensual statutory rape).
Ariel Castro impregnated at least two of the three women he held captive for a decade, one of them five times. Another gave birth in captivity. The one who had five pregnancies claimed he punched her in the belly until she miscarried every time.
I’ll bet he would have liked being able to buy the Plan B pill to take care of the “problem” quickly and simply every time he raped one of those girls. It would have been much easier for him (he clearly didn’t care much about the women) to just force the Plan B one-pill down her throat rather than restrain her and beat her so severely that she miscarried.
While the Ariel Castro kidnapping and captivity story is a sensational extreme case, how many sexually abusive fathers, much older boyfriends, uncles, coaches, teachers, etc., will keep a supply of this stuff on hand so they can have their fun with the young girl they can control and eliminate the evidence? This way they don’t even have to have the bother of a condom!
The girl? Meh. Who cares about her?
Congratulations, feminists and “reproductive rights” folks: you’ve empowered this sort of thing.