The Food & Drug Administration blocked release of Plan B claiming it didn't know the impact the drug would have on teen promiscuity. Plan B is a pill that can be taken up to 72 hours after intercourse has ocurred to put the kibosh on making a baby. The reason the FDA's decision is controversial is that it didn't follow its own scientific guidelines in issuing its decision. In other words, the decision wasn't based on sound science but, rather, subjective morality. That's why a woman's group is trying to force the FDA to offer the pill over the counter. One claim advanced by someone in the FDA is that if girls have access to Plan B, they might join a sex cult. Speaking from personal experience, if I had access to Plan B as a teen, I definitely would have joined a cult. That's all me and my girlfriends talked about at slumber parties. Right after playing "light as a feather, stiff as a board" we'd sit in a circle around a candle and fantasize out loud about the crazy sex acts we'd engage in if there were magic pills available. Unfortunately, all we had were dog-eared copies of "Forever".
I kid, but I truly am worried about what would happen if Plan B were available over the counter. I don't worry so much about young girls, but about vulnerable male politicians, especially those Republican politicians who care so much about protecting women from themselves. I worry that more of these politicians will join lobbyist sex cults in exchange for crappy legislation. If politicians know that they can accidentally impregnate prostitutes with impunity, our government would collapse.