So, now she is a criminal in court charged with a charge of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. The idiot prosecutors can even stretch the charges to aiding and abetting statutory rape using their logic in saying providing birth control pills to minors promotes them into having unlawful intercourse. Is a kid giving another kid a pill on eliminating a pregnancy really promoting copulation?
So the girl can enter a plea bargain and plead guilty to a lesser charge but what chances does she have in getting into a good college with a felony added to here name? Bot then fighting it in court and loosing, she faces many many years in jail. The laws need to be changed and the fault is with our current President Obama. He always said that he would let science not politics dictate policies.
The abortion pill has a completely different name. It is called RU486 and is totally different. The morning after pill does NOT abort a conceived pregnancy, it has no effect on pregnancy it simply prevents a pregnancy. Conception can occur sometimes as late as 120 hours after intercourse. The “Just In Case” pill is what you take in the interim. Even so, it is a very important decision to take the medication and should be discussed with an adult. Girls are too afraid to tell their parents and is precisely why the pill was created but 16 is too old these days with The Jersey Shore and Ted and the Kardashians being the influences on kids lives these days not the Bible.
Whatever your politics, this girl in fact decided to distribute to underage girls knowing full well that her actions were against the law. We all can’t just break laws that we disagree with. Years ago you had to be married to get the pill. And kids shouldn’t have to sell to kids something they need. She is not giving special instructions as a doctor would. Yes, it is just a pill to take but did she warn about side effects, or inquire about other medications you might be on or discuss possible drug interactions? Probably not. And the distribution of these pills might even make it easier for young girls to have more sex knowing all they have to do is pop a pill to prevent pregnancy.
Look, kids growing up is a scary thing. One day they are playing with dolls and the next they are going to parties and interacting with other kids in a very sexual way. Yet, many schools teach abstinence only, so they aren’t even educated in condoms. The schools find it repulsive to have condoms available to the students. Meanwhile the condom might be the most important teenage advice you can give a teen yet we do our best as a society to keep it a secret.