The Chilean government recently decided that contraception will be publicly available for all women over the age of 14. According to IPS, all public health centers must dispense birth control, including emergency contraception (EC), free of charge. The decree also ensures that younger women can without authorization from their parents obtain a prescription for birth control pills.
The Catholic Church and conservative politicians are already criticizing the decision that aims to give women of all ages and incomes control over their sexual and reproductive lives. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, a pediatrician, responded, saying to the Santiago Times, "The obligation of the state is to provide alternatives, and the obligation of families, of each one of us, is to communicate with our children, explain things to them, and to teach them." Government Spokesperson Ricardo Weber expanded on the real need for Chile to provide these services, telling IPS that 14 of every 100 young people are sexually active by the age of 14.
Yes it is the parents job to educate the children and the governments job to go behind their back.
Here is one really dumb medical explanation I found on a blog referring to this story. "Just so we all know what we’re talking about here, the morning after pill is virtually a condom in terms of its function. It prevents pregnancy from occurring and has NOTHING to do with the cessation of cell division…:"
I didn’t kill the man I just caused the cessation of his cell division. Of course cell divisions occur immediately after conception and even Plan B’s instructions says it can works prior to implantation. So this was a plain dumb statement no deserving of LARGES CAPS.
The World Health Organization is also holding the same line that pregnancy doesn’t start till implantation.