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Along with the Post-Gazette editorial board, surely pedophiles and pharmaceutical companies are lauding the "no questions asked" accessibility for Plan B for girls under 15 ("Plan B Access: A Judge Rules Sensibly on Emergency Contraception," June 19).

The editorial describes the need to protect young women from "parental interference" and "unreasonable hurdles," yet the pill's easy accessibility will mostly shield abusers and help pad the drug industry's bottom line. These are the winners, certainly not young women and their families.

The "take a pill" attitude conveys our society's disinterest and disregard toward a girl who is the victim of abuse or statutory rape. Rather, let's ask questions; let's talk to her. A pregnant 14-year-old should bother us beyond pointing her to the correct aisle in the drug store.

SHARON SERRATORE
Mt. Lebanon


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