A lot's being ignored about a little pill

A lot's being ignored about a little pill

A lot's being ignored about a little pill

An army of young pro-lifers continues to speak out against the FDA's approval of over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life Action says the federal agency is "absolutely ignoring the fact that" these pills fail and that abusers love them.

"We are separating young women again and again from actual support from medical care in the interest of facilitating early sex and all kinds of abuse," she laments.

She calls it "very irresponsible" to pretend like the only consequence of the pills' availability is the presence or absence of a baby.

"What really concerns us about these pills is that you see the anti-baby bias of the abortion lobby in broader culture making it easier and easier to distribute all kinds of drugs that can cause stroke, that have other health implications, because they keep pretending that only the presence or absence of the baby matters," says Hamrick.

Hamrick, Kristi (Students for Life) Hamrick

"One in five people today has a sexually transmitted disease (STD)," she continues. "The majority of new cases, more than half of new cases of STDs take place in that college-age cohort, and yet we just keep handing out these pills as though it doesn't matter what people do or what happens to them as long as no baby shows up."

Citing Planned Parenthood's own research at the Guttmacher Institute, Hamrick reports that more than half of women who get an abortion used birth control in the same month they got pregnant.

"It's just reckless," the pro-lifer reiterates. "We keep separating young women from good advice and from medical care, and we keep minimizing all the consequences of the choices that the abortion lobby encourages them to make."

Meanwhile, Students for Life's website, StandingWithYou.org, provides information to women who are pregnant or parenting. Looking at local and federal options, the aim is to ensure that women know the facts and, in Hamrick's words, "that we are there to support them."