Tuesday, 10 May 2011

It's the Morning-After Pill - and it's free! free! free!

Just got back from my local Boots (the UK equivalent of Shoppers or Walgreens), where a sign posted at the cash register indicates that (thanks to new NHS rules and regulations) girls aged 22 and under can now pop down to the local pharmacy and pick up the Morning-After pill - free. No questions asked. Sans payment. Gratis.

And so we have a society teaching its young that responsibility is not necessary and that actions do not have consequences, and any potential consequences can be undone the next day.

There was no sign indicating that the Morning-After Pill does not get rid of STDs.