NYC Schools Offer Morning-After Pill Without Notifying Parents

As reported by FOX News, the New York City Department of Education is “providing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools.”

The morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, is touted as a form of “emergency contraception.” The truth about Plan B, however, is that it’s an abortion pill. Read more about it here.

What’s worse is that school nurses “can reportedly dispense ‘Plan B’ emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents opt out of the program after receiving a school letter informing them of the new policy.”

The New York City Department of Education shouldn’t be implementing this program at all, but the department should have at least brought parents into the discussion before moving forward. Notifying parents after the fact is wrong. Furthermore, dispensing Plan B to minors without parental consent should be illegal. There are already many states that outlaw performing abortions on minors without parental consent, and since Plan B is an abortion pill, it should be treated the same way.

NARAL President’s Remarks Show Political Bias

During the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, NARAL President Nancy Keenan made some interesting comments about abortion and politicians.

Speaking of Senate candidate Todd Akin’s recent remarks about rape, pregnancy, and abortion, Keenan said, “We believe that a woman should make healthcare decisions with her family, her doctor, and her God. And we believe that there’s no place in that room for politicians — especially politicians who don’t know how women’s bodies work.”

Now, obviously there has been a lot of talk about Todd Akin’s remarks, and I don’t want to belabor the point with more commentary. What struck me about Keenan’s comments, however, was her blanket statement about how there is no room in the abortion discussion for “politicians.”

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Four Ways the President Affects Abortion

The Washington Post has published an article highlighting four ways the President of the United States and his administration can affect abortion in America. They are:

  1. Through Medicaid Regulations;
  2. The Mexico City Policy, an executive order that prevents federal funds from being used for abortions in other countries, which President Obama overturned in 2009;
  3. Signing or vetoing federal laws related to abortion; and
  4. Through U.S. Supreme Court Justice appointments.

Click here to read the article.