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    Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Oops, took me a bit writing the response on the other thread.

    I personally feel Plan B is different than abortion since it denies conception in the first place and I'd have to go with it being fine. I'd be much fuzzier with them having an abortion.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Yes, though I don't think Plan B should be limited only to rape victims. Anyone should be able to take it with a prescription.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Yes, though I don't think Plan B should be limited only to rape victims. Anyone should be able to take it with a prescription.
    I almost wouldn't even mind a pharmacist control here. But I feel we have too strict policies on drugs in general. I do not want to see it with condoms mostly because it has the chance of making someone very sick.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    The morning after pill should be available to women for whatever reason. No one has a right to decide what a woman of legal age does with her own body.










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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Since the topic is specific to rape victims I'll keep my answer specific to that scenario. In a word: yes.

    Further, I think for any rape victim that seeks medical attention following the rape the pill should be offered during the exam, along with whatever anti-biotics/anti-virals they offer to protect the victim from STDs.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Since the topic is specific to rape victims I'll keep my answer specific to that scenario. In a word: yes.

    Further, I think for any rape victim that seeks medical attention following the rape the pill should be offered during the exam, along with whatever anti-biotics/anti-virals they offer to protect the victim from STDs.
    I think plan b is offered some places where treatment is given. I wouldn't mind it being standard for that care. Rape is a horrible thing and treatment needs to be quick and as thorough as possible.

    (I'm also trying to keep my answers specific)
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Yes, this is a specific case where I think it should be made available. It should be standard procedure to offer the medication for someone who has been raped.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    This will probably shock some people, but I would be in favor of allowing this particular use of Plan B.

    HOWEVER.... It should only be allowed AFTER the woman has filed the proper police reports and been seen by a medical professional to collect whatever evidence is available. Additionally, getting the pill should be contingent on her agreement to testify in court against her attacker if/when he is caught.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    This will probably shock some people, but I would be in favor of allowing this particular use of Plan B.

    HOWEVER.... It should only be allowed AFTER the woman has filed the proper police reports and been seen by a medical professional to collect whatever evidence is available. Additionally, getting the pill should be contingent on her agreement to testify in court against her attacker if/when he is caught.
    While is often seems your goal is to try to find something shocking to write, that isn't a shocking view from anyone who opposed abortions.

    Don't you think hospitals should deny all medical treatments from all victims of any crime until after the person has filed police reports and agreed to testify?

    A real plus of this is that the victim could die before this could be done, saving all the medical costs. A real plus of what you wrote from your anti-abortion perspective is that the window period for the morning after pill to work may pass before the woman is revived to consciousness, thus forcing the pregnancy as obviously you otherwise oppose abortions.

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