Letter: Plan B an abomination

Farm Forum

It is nothing less than abominable that the Obama administration should allow the abortifacient drug with the trade name “Plan B” to be made available without a prescription for any girl who wants it — or any predator who coerces a girl into obtaining it. This potent drug is 40 times stronger than the birth control pill.

Not only does the drug have the potential to cause an abortion by making a female’s reproductive tract hostile to the implantation of the developing zygote, Plan B has the potential to harm the health of a growing, developing pubescent girl.

President Barack Obama himself had previously stated that “as the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.”

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was concerned that 10- or 11-year-old girls might not be fully informed on the drug’s use when she, too, had advised against lowering availability to girls under age 17.

Obama’s Justice Department caved into a judge, rather than continue to appeal the ruling for the sake of the health and safety of little girls.

An abomination, most certainly.

Cindy Flakoll

Concerned Women for America of South Dakota