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Vitter Says Over the Counter "Morning After" Pill is an Attack on Parents' Role

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Location: Metairie, LA

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today responded to a decision made by a Brooklyn, New York judge to mandate that the "morning after" birth control pill be made available over-the-counter to girls under the age of 17. This decision overturns the 2011 ruling by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that requires girls under the age of 17 to have a prescription for the pill.

"The pro-abortion lobby keeps pushing the limits--this time getting a super-activist judge to make a controversial morning-after pill available to very young girls without parental consent," Vitter said. "This is an attack on the vital role of parents in society."
Vitter will be introducing legislation that would require parental consent for girls under the age of 17 to purchase the morning after pill.

Vitter has been a consistent advocate for the sanctity of human life in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, earning a 100% pro-life voting record from the National Right to Life Committee.


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