Editorial: Web site expedites contraception orders

Method now available online should not be sole contraceptive.

Recently, Planned Parenthood released Emergency Contraception available via its Web site at www.ppin.org. In case of accidental pregnancy due to a broken condom, forgotten birth control pill, etc., one can visit the site and complete a form that expedites the orders the morning after pill.

If taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, the Emergency Contraception can prevent pregnancy. Planned Parenthood stresses that EC is not an abortion, it is contraception.

Whatever the terminology, this contraception method is easier to obtain now, but this is a privilege that should not be abused.

As with all singular methods of contraception, this should not be the sole method of protection. The EC is not a ticket to a free and frivolous life of unprotected sex.

In fact, Planned Parenthood is billing EC as a "back-up" to birth control. For the sexually active, the best protection in this case is more protection.


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