A great op-ed by Yochai Benkler on the arguments heard today by the Supreme Court regarding two cases revolving around the question of whether or not police should be able to search your cellphone without a warrant if you are arrested.
While arguing against warrant-less searches of ones smartphone, he asks the question will the Court become a technical legalistic court, or a broad constitutional-vision court able to keep up with the fast-moving technology of today and tomorrow.
People need to think about these 4 scenarios which will occur if Plan B is kept behind the counter where only a 17 year-old or older can obtain them:
1) More teen teens will have unintended pregnancies.
2) More teens will have to carry “rape babies.”
3) More teens will have to carry babies that result from incest.
4) More teens will have dangerous, “back-alley” abortions.
These are just a few likely instances that people don’t think about when faced with this topic. PlanB is not a contraceptive and is only for emergencies. And, yes, somebody’s “Little Princess” out there is going to have sex without contraception. Don’t ruin a life in case you don’t live in a magical world where everyone is perfect.