Carol Platt Liebau

Of course, no adult male plans to get an eleven-year-old girl pregnant, but if he does, he now has "Plan B" -- courtesy of the Obama administration.  In other words, the Obama administration has halted any effort to prevent over-the-counter sales of potentially life-ending drugs to girls of all ages.

Those of us who are pro-life find abortifacients morally troublesome (although less so in cases of rape or incest, of course).  But how can anyone -- anyone -- defend a policy that facilitates sexual predators covering up their exploitation of young girls by simply having them purchase and take the drug?  Well, over to Planned Parenthood head and Obama ally Cecile Richards:

"The FDA’s decision will make emergency contraception available on store shelves, just like condoms, and women of all ages will be able to get it quickly in order to prevent unintended pregnancy.”

Her obtuseness (and depravity!) is breathtaking.  Plan B is not "just like condoms"; condoms prevent a pregnancy from occurring, while Plan B terminates a potential pregnancy.  It is the difference between contraception and abortion.

Moreover, in a world where girls have to be 16 to drive a car, 18 to vote, and 21 to drink, how does it possibly make sense to facilitate access to a life-ending drug, with effects they may not understand, and without any opportunity for a doctor or other concerned adult to become aware of possible sexual abuse or statutory rape?

We all understand that President Obama doesn't want any young girl to be "punished with a baby" -- but if he doesn't want his daughters taking Plan B without his or his wife's knowledge, why is his administration making it easier for everyone else's daughters to do so?


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.