Many conservatives are skeptical about the FDA’s decision to approve non-prescription sales of Plan B pills to girls as young as 15. But Media Matters doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. Worrying about the short- and long-term effects of the pill on girls’ bodies? Believing in the importance of parental consent? That is, like, so backward and wingnutty!
This afternoon, MMFA registered its annoyance with us knuckledraggers for our silly notions about parents having a say in their children’s health:
Right-wing touts "personal responsibility," except when it comes to young women purchasing emergency contraception: http://t.co/E5mjWZk648
— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 1, 2013
Those “young women”? They’re 15.
15 year olds? RT @mmfa Right-wing touts "personal responsibility," except when it comes to young women purchasing emergency contraception
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 1, 2013
Fifteen years old.
— Katie Bistritz (@ktbis244) May 1, 2013
And here’s a newsflash for you, MMFA: Despite what Melissa Harris-Perry says, children are parents’ personal responsibility.
@mmfa a 15-year old is NOT a woman. She is still a teenager under parental responsibliity. Wise up!
— Jim Kelley (@JimKelley7) May 1, 2013