Extremely Absurd (Left field Topics)

[Thursday, May 31 2012]

Plan B - A No Sell To Men? Huh?

Okay, so I'm on the train on my way back from the city when I decided to read the Metro newspaper. As I was reading, I came across an article about a New Jersey man who was denied Plan B because of his gender. To read the full article click here.  According to the article, he went to Rite Aid and was told by two workers that they couldn't sell him the contraceptive because he was a man. It was at that moment I chose to put on my 'You got to be kidding me' face.

I was even more shocked to learn that in March of this year, states like Georgia and Alabama refuse to sell it to men. For me personally, I admit that I practice abstinence, but I just thought this was completely absurd.

My issue here is that, men can buy condoms, lubricants and even tampons for their significant others, but they can't buy an over the counter contraceptive? Come on, get real! Sure you can use condoms or abstain from having sex, but you have to understand that some couples prefer to have an sex without a condom. I think it's a shame that some people equate Plan B as a form of abortion, but I guess you are entitled to your own opinion. However, I believe you overstep your boundaries when you try to enforce your beliefs and lifestyle onto others.

I am just glad that this gentleman who was only trying to make things a little easier on his girlfriend who was too busy to buy it herself was able to purchase it at another pharmacy. However, he shouldn't have to. I don't understand what is wrong with the world today sometimes. It seems that most people are so concerned with what goes on in someone else's home to the point that they try to force rules and regulations into individuals homes. Come people, wake up already!
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