Morning After Pill for 11-Year-Olds? NYC Mayoral Candidate Says Yes
New York City mayoral candidate, Christine Quinn, has announced that one of her initiatives if elected will be to ensure that the morning after pill is available to girls in middle school.
Via the Washington Times:
New York mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who is speaker of the City Council, said one of her political platforms is perhaps opening the door for middle school girls to receive morning-after contraception, known in some circles as the abortion pill.
Yes, doing so “can make some people uncomfortable,” she said, as the New York Post reported. But, she added, “this is a really important option we need to make accessible.”
That means some girls as young as age 11 could have access to the pill. Ms. Quinn, who faces off against former Rep. Anthony Weiner in the Democratic mayoral primary — made the comments after receiving an endorsement from the Planned Parenthood of New York City Political Committee.
“I think that it may become a reality,” she said in the Post article. “If that is what the data shows us would be most helpful, that is what we’ll do.”
As city council leader, Quinn advocated to silence pregnancy centers that actually offered alternatives to abortion.