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Plan B: One Bad Decision After Another

STAFFORD, VA—-Tuesday, April 30, the Food and Drug Administration reduced the age limit for Plan B and other morning-after abortifacients and declared that they should be sold over the counter for any buyers age 15 years or older. Judie Brown, president of American Life League, the nation’s oldest Catholic pro-life group, issued the following statement:

These pills are massive doses of synthetic hormones linked to blood clots and breast cancer. A teenager can now buy this dangerous chemical over the counter? Really?

Her doctor need not know and her parents need not know, but when she suffers a devastating illness or worse, will the manufacturers of Plan B pay for her healthcare? And what if she ingests this chemical and a preborn child is killed? Who will tell her the truth?

When Abraham Lincoln spoke the words of the Gettysburg Address, including, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” I am sure he could never have conceived of a nation where the government would treat women like guinea pigs, including female children in their teens. There is no equality when lies and abuse of power trump truth and respect for human dignity.

Clearly, the nation is upside down today. We have a government of the devil, for the devil, and by the devil. Abraham Lincoln is spinning in his grave.


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American Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit