On Tuesday, the FDA approved Plan B (or the emergency contraceptive pill, for you yokels living under a rock) for over the counter sale. Much to the chagrin of a number of conservative religious groups, and the Dept. of Health and Human Services, this change in policy means that anyone, anywhere over the age of 15 will be able to purchase the pill and save themselves from becoming the next star of Teen Mom, though, that admittedly worked out pretty well for Farrah Abraham and her sex tape.
It’s a brave new world today — a world where a man, after a night with a girl he may or may not have only known for the better part of an hour, does not have to engage the local pharmacist to buy Plan B. That, right there, is good ol’ American progress. The original age limit was set at 17 without a prescription, but a federal judge threw out the limit, compromising with an age of 15 to buy the pill. This will certainly come as pleasant news to all those high school fratstars out there, as I’m sure they’d rather be moving on to college, rather than attempting to live a cruel mockery of the Frat Dad video in their day-to-day lives.
So, should you find yourself in need of emergency contraception, either because the condom broke or because you decided to try the “Mission Impossible” position and couldn’t pull out in time, you can now get it from the store without that awkward, judgmental exchange with the pharmacist. The only people you have to worry about now are you, the girl you were with, and the 26-year-old high school dropout working the register.
[via Fox News]