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Vita Yegorova 11/1/07 Accelerated Rhetoric Cutter Wood Introduction Essay The morning after pill, also known as Plan B, is a huge controversy in our country today. The controversy is whether or not the pill should be available over the counter to women over the age of eighteen. There are many positions one could take in this controversy. You either support or go against it. However, there are many variations in these broad categories. For example, one could support the pill for rape victims, being provided in hospitals, or being available for young women under the age of eighteen. Also, one could oppose the pill on the account that it is like an abortion, or that it causes promiscuity in teenage girls. The articles I have chosen are related by supporting emergency contraception for rape victims. The authors argue that it is the government’s responsibility to give rape victims this option. By offering emergency contraception, victims could prevent a rape pregnancy and the trauma it may bring. Each year, an estimated 300,000 women are raped in the United States. Of those rapes, 25,000 result in pregnancies (Smith, Z.) If the Plan B pill
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