Plan B is Code for Sex Without Consequences
Today on the way to work I heard the local talk show discussing a new controversy about whether the Plan B or “Morning After Pill” should be available over the counter and that the drug company that manufactures the drug said they anticipate 10 million in sales in the first year. The best part of the story was a Planned Parenthood representative stating that this drug provides a safe and comforting alternative to victims of rape.
I’m sorry but I don’t think that 10 million dollars represents rape victims. I would rather guess that 10 million dollars represents college kids, high school kids and young adults. The reality is that at some point each of us has to wrestle with the question “When does life begin?” You cannot ignore the question if you are taking steps to end a pregnancy because murder is not something we can just simply disregard. Therefore we must know the answer. Society has decided to err on the side of death instead of life.
What a sad commentary. Logic dictates otherwise. Once a sperm and egg join the resulting cells are neither all of the father or all of the mother–therefore, logically, they represent a third being that is neither the mother or the father. So what is it? I would call it a baby. Every woman who takes this pill will have to wonder for the rest of their lives whether or not they killed a newly formed entity out of convenience. That is a heavy burden that will weigh you down much worse than 9 months of discomfort followed by one of the greatest joys of your life or the lives of some couple that can’t have kids who is lucky enough to raise yours.
Can someone please stand up for the babies? They cannot do it on their own–they trust and rely on us–the adults–to do that. Don’t Plan B them away.