And Now, Plan C…
By any reasonable measure, this is truly the golden age for men who prey on underage girls for sex. Instead of referring to abortion as “a woman’s right to choose,” it would be more accurate to label it “the pedophiles get-out-of-jail-free card.”
The first evidence of this was a Life Dynamics undercover investigation into America’s growing epidemic of underage girls being sexually exploited by adult men. The results documented that family planning clinics associated with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation are operating a nationwide pedophile protection ring.
Since that report was made public, Life Dynamics has also found that the majority of law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in America are refusing to enforce the mandatory reporting laws that are being openly flaunted by these Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities.
Amazingly, the Bush administration continues to hand over hundreds-of-millions in federal dollars to Planned Parenthood every year despite that organizations participation in this pedophile protection racket. In fact, taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is actually higher under Bush than it was under Clinton.
Meanwhile, Congressional pro-aborts are aggressively blocking federal legislation that would prohibit minors from being taken across state lines for abortions. The Life Dynamics undercover investigation proved that in states with parental involvement statutes, men who impregnate minors are taking their victims to states that have no such laws and that Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation clinics are not only willing participants in this scandal, they encourage it. The investigation also proved that judicial bypass provisions in these parental involvement statutes are being routinely promoted by these same organizations as a way to circumvent state mandatory reporting laws.
Now, with the stated support of President Bush, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved over-the-counter non-prescription sales of Plan B, also known as “emergency contraception” or the “morning-after” pill. Since March, radical pro-abortion senators, Hilary Clinton (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have been holding up the confirmation of Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach to head the Food and Drug Administration and they vowed to continue blocking his appointment until Bush allowed Plan B to be sold without a prescription.
Obviously, the Bush administration would never admit that they caved to this pressure or that a back-room deal was cut. Those of us in the great unwashed masses are expected to believe its just a coincidence that Clinton and Murray withdrew their hold on the nomination on the same day over-the-counter sales of Plan B were approved.
In an effort to placate those who said that easy access to this abortion inducing drug would give pedophiles a way to help conceal their crimes, the FDA prohibited non-prescription purchases to girls under eighteen. But that was meaningless since the FDA also ruled that sales to men would be allowed. In other words, any statutory rapist can now just stroll into the closest drug store and anonymously buy the chemical abortion he needs to hide the fact that he is raping a child. The odd part of this is that a spokesperson for the drugs manufacturer, Barr Laboratories, said that the company never requested that over-the-counter sales be extended to males since the drug is not taken by men.
Reacting to the concerns of conservative organizations about the potential association between pedophiles and Plan B, an FDA official, Dr. Steven Galson, said that the agency would monitor how Plan B is used and note any “prescription patterns” that emerge. He went on to assure the public that if changes are needed they will be made. Of course, Galson didn’t bother to explain how the FDA is going to identify these “prescription patterns” given that there won’t be any prescriptions.
In any event, while we wait for that mystery to be unraveled, let’s consider the things we already know. For example, we know that among girls 15 and younger who get pregnant at least 60 percent are impregnated by adults. We also know that the highest STD rate in America is among girls 15 to 19 and that most of these girls get their STDs from older men.
So it does not seem like a big stretch to predict that statutory rapists are going to be a prime market for Plan B, and that there will be a measurable increase in STDs among underage girls. As for this assurance that the FDA is going to monitor the sales and use of Plan B, if these predictions become reality it would be more rational to believe in the tooth fairy than to believe that either Barr Laboratories or the FDA is going to reveal it to the public or do anything to stop it.
Another interesting aspect of the Plan B approval is how the abortion lobby has reacted to it. For years, these people pushed over-the-counter sales of Plan B as the holy grail for reducing Americas staggering teen pregnancy and abortion rates. Of course, this sales pitch ignores the fact that Plan B is itself an abortion, but well let that slide for the moment.
Right up to the day non-prescription sales of Plan B were approved, Planned Parenthood was saying that allowing such sales would prevent 1.5 million unplanned pregnancies and 800,000 abortions every year. However, on the day after FDA approval was secured, a Planned Parenthood spokesperson was quoted in an Associated Press article that Plan B “will not reach that potential.” She attributed Planned Parenthoods new lower expectations on the fact that girls under 18 were not going to be allowed to obtain the drug without a prescription.
The problem with that explanation is that according to statistics released in June of 2006 by Planned Parenthoods research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, about 19 percent of all abortions are done on teenagers. (This includes 19-year-olds, but we won’t quibble over that.)
What this means is that the FDAs age restriction cannot impact Planned Parenthoods original projections by more than 19 percent. Applying that formula, Planned Parenthood should now be crowing that Plan B is going to reduce unplanned pregnancies by 1,215,000 and abortions by 648,000 per year.
Of course, Planned Parenthood is making no such claim. After all, once Plan B was approved for non-prescription sales, their need to deceive the public no longer existed. Now their goal is to lower expectations so it won’t be so obvious that they were lying the whole time.
Naturally, other “reproductive health care experts” are following Planned Parenthoods lead. Since the FDAs approval, the most common reaction from this crowd has been that the impact on public health, pregnancy and abortion from non-prescription sales of Plan B will be virtually nothing. James Trussell, director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, described it as being like a cork floating in the ocean. He said that the impact “… will be hard to measure because it will be so small.”
Even the media is doing their part. In the previously mentioned Associated Press article, the reporter said that the effects of Plan B “could be negligible.” He even cited a 2005 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association which found that increased access to emergency contraception had “no significant effect” on pregnancy rates. Not surprisingly, neither the media nor any of these “reproductive health care experts” were saying these sort of things during the debate over whether to allow non-prescription sales of Plan B. It is now clear that they knew Planned Parenthood was lying, but like good little soldiers they kept quiet. In legal terms, its called “deception by silence.”
It is also interesting that while the “experts” and the media are now saying that the results of selling Plan B over-the-counter will be almost invisible, most seem to agree that its sales volume will be high. Call me cynical, but that certainly sounds like a confession that financial profit was the engine driving this train right from the start.
Some will counter that by claiming that Planned Parenthood has no financial dog in this fight since Plan B is only going to be sold at pharmacies. That is, of course, nonsense. You can bet the family farm that Planned Parenthood has already developed an aggressive political, legal, and marketing strategy for taking over the distribution of Plan B. Getting FDA approval for over-the-counter sales was just a necessary first step. Now that its out of the way, phase two has begun and we don’t need a crystal ball to know whats coming next. All we have to do is review the strategies Planned Parenthood used for the previous abortion pill, RU486.
As for today, Planned Parenthood has once again been caught lying through their blood-stained teeth, and their own actions prove it. They told one story to get Plan B approved for non-prescription sales, and the moment that approval became a reality they came up with a completely different story in an effort to cover their tracks. They also knew they could get away with it since their flunkeys and fellow travelers in the media never holds the abortion lobby answerable for anything they do or any lie they tell.
So as it always does, that job falls to the pro-life movement. The death merchants and pill pushers have now launched Plan C the cover-up for Plan B and our responsibility is to expose it.