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Statement of Pro-Life Commission

April 5, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2013

 

STATEMENT OF PRO-LIFE COMMISSION

Mr. Sean Fieler, Chairman of the Pro-Life Commission of the Archdiocese of New York, released the following statement today in reaction to the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman to remove the common-sense rules prohibiting the sale of abortion-inducing drugs over-the-counter to girls under the age of 18, without any parental knowledge or doctor’s supervision.  Mr. Fieler’s comment follows:

“This is a tragic decision, taking away from parents their legitimate rights to know what medical care and medications their children are receiving.  As a society, we properly regulate the decisions that children can make on their own, and so a child can’t be given an aspirin without parental supervision, get an ear pierced, or, here in New York, even use a tanning bed!  But now young girls can be given these strong dangerous abortion-inducing drugs without a parent’s approval, or even a doctor’s supervision.  This is very sad and simply wrong.”