With younger generations increasingly doing everything – from hailing a cab, to buying toiletries – through their smart phones, it was only a matter of time before the Left utilized technology trends to offer emergency contraceptives through an ‘App’ and cut parents of the loop.
A popular blog called ‘Activist Mommy’ is ringing the alarm over Nurx, a start-up operating in 15 states offering females over the age of 12 access to the pill, the ring, Plan B and Ella without any parental involvement at all.
“It is apparently not enough that many forms of birth control and the “morning-after pill” are available over-the-counter and at doctor’s offices for women across the country, a Silicon Valley start-up thinks that it should be delivered to a woman’s house like a pizza using an app akin to Uber.
Teenagers can use this app to order birth control or terminate any possibility of life conceived in their womb with a few swipes on their smartphone. Unreal!
Now, pro-life activists in Texas and North Carolina are urging lawmakers to inhibit this app’s ability to bring the morning-after pill to women in their states.
“You usually have a pharmacist, licensed facilities, and an administrator double-checking guidelines” for women getting emergency contraceptives, John Seago, legislative director for Texas Right for Life, told Stat News.
Morning after pills like Plan B and Ella are marketed as though they simply prevent conception, but they can in some cases terminate a fertilized egg before implantation.
Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, takes issue with the services Nurx provides as it “contravenes the right of parents to be involved in something as intimate and dangerous as taking a pill that induces abortion.”
As Life Site News reported last year, this concern is shared by the American College of Pediatrics, who warned parents about Nurx, which encourages sexual activity among incredibly young girls and offers them unmitigated access to birth control without the supervision of a doctor.”
If you have adolescent or teenage kids, you know that it is impossible to know everything they are doing on their phones. Would you be comfortable with your 13 year old daughter having instant access to abortion pills like Plan B without your knowledge?
You can’t even buy some cold medicines or diet pills without jumping through hoops and being of legal age, but emergency contraceptives are going to be offered to 13 year olds with no questions asked and no parents involved?
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