Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration "empowers men who want to abuse women" by <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/10/breakings-feds-to-allow-over-the-counter-plan-b-sales/">complying with a court order</a> to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age.
June 11, 2013

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration "empowers men who want to abuse women" by complying with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age.

"It's a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for people who commit statutory rape against young girls," Ingraham told Fox News. "If mothers and fathers across this country hear this and they think, 'Well, I guess my daughter or her boyfriend or her rapist can go out to a pharmacy and get a bunch of, you know, hormone pills to give a little girl.' We don't really know the effect of a spiking or dropping a little girl's -- in many cases a young woman's or a little girl's hormonal levels. It's outrageous!"

"These girls can't get their ears pierced, they can't take an Advil at school without parental permission. Yet, they can go into a pharmacy in this Brave New World of women's equality and -- quote -- reproductive health and get a morning after pill."

Ingraham added: "I think it empowers men who want to abuse women."

(h/t: Media Matters)

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