The pill is no substitution for condom

Now, if you haven’t been reading up on the news on the Plan-B birth control now is the time to sit down and pay attention to what will follow.

On Aug. 24, the 72-hour emergency contraceptive was made available as an over-the-counter drug.

Levonorgestrel is now available for anyone age 18 and over. Yes guys and girls, that means that if you want to buy the 72-hour emergency contraceptive, you are more than able.

Now before you go and e-mail us telling us that we are going to hell for supporting murder, know that Levonorgestrel is merely a pregnancy preventative. It should not be taken if you are pregnant because it will not work.

A woman should take a pregnancy test prior to buying the drug because the drug is a pregnancy category X. That means that if a woman takes this drug while pregnant, there is a high possibility the drug can harm the unborn child.

Though the pill prevents pregnancy, please do not use this as a substitute for condom usage.

Remember there are STDs and complications you can get from unprotected sex that a little 72-hour pill can not prevent.

This pill is a major stride for pregnancy prevention. But women and men should get counseling from a doctor prior to the the pharmacist giving the drug.

There are potential adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, bleeding and cramping of which people should be aware.

There may be some people who believe approving the pill for OTC sale will have an overwhelming number of negative effects.

Give it some time; you may be surprised.

Katrelle Simmons for the editorial board.