Americans United for Life Pres. Dr. Charmaine Yoest warns that a federal judge's ruling that so-called "morning after" pill can be sold to girls 16 and younger over the counter opens the door for young girls to be manipulated into covering up the criminal act of statutory rape or sexual abuse.
"[T]his allows young girls pressured into sex or even abused by adults to be manipulated into taking pills that cover up what is a criminal act."
"Young girls need medical supervision in taking such a potent and potentially life-ending drug," said Dr. Yoest. "The implications for informed consent -- and the long-term health impact on women of all ages -- are deeply troubling."
"This decision allows the abortion industry to gamble with young girls' health in distributing a life-ending drug, with no real understanding of the long-term implications on their bodies," said Dr. Yoest.