Planned Parenthood of Iowa is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for organizing a day next month where it will give away the morning after pill to anyone who comes to its facilities.
The abortion business will make the Plan B drug, which normally ranges in cost from $30-$40, available to anyone for free.
Pro-life advocates said Iowa Planned Parenthood is empowering rapists to force the women they sexually abuse to use the drug so they can cover up their crimes.
“I think the fact they are handing this out to men is outrageous,” Rachel Cunningham of the Iowa Family Policy Center said.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a campaign that would better enable abusive men to hide their crimes,” she added.
Cunningham said the Plan B drug makes it easier for someone to hide a sexually abusive relationship, or an instance of rape, or incest.
Kathi Di Nicola of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa didn’t respond to the charges but simply told the newspaper that the Food and Drug Administration allows men to purchase the drug.
Drug stores across the country started selling the morning after pill over the counter last week after the FDA allowed such sales in August.
However, the FDA put in place a requirement that the drug only be dispensed to people over the age of 18.
[26Nov06, Des Moines, LifeNews.com]