In Austin, a teacher gives one of her students the “morning after” pill — and it doesn’t work out so well:
Steinberg, who also was a math teacher at LBJ, gave the pill to a 16-year-old student who was crying in her class about Jan. 26 because she had unprotected sex with her boyfriend, [an arrest] affidavit said.
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The student did not have a prescription for the medication, which is required for females younger than 17, the affidavit said.
The student and her boyfriend then gave Steinberg money for the medication, the affidavit said.
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Later, the student texted Steinberg and said she was nauseous, light-headed and experiencing back pain, the affidavit said. The student also said she was frightened, the affidavit said.
Steinberg texted back “this was normal, and to take a hot shower and relax,” the affidavit said.
Dr. Steinberg — oh, I mean NON-Dr. Steinberg — has learned her lesson:
Steinberg “expressed anger at (the student), blaming her for getting in trouble,” the affidavit said.
Steinberg has been charged with a felony. I say: good. Will abortion advocates agree with me?
Somehow I doubt it. I am thinking this is going to be one of those instances where abortion advocates support an action they would never support in any other context. Normally, rational people say that you don’t give a child prescription medication that could have serious side effects unless you’re a doctor. But abortion advocates will no doubt see this as different: a horrible situation caused by a draconian law, blah blah blah.
The same thing happens with informed consent laws. Want to make a doctor tell his patients what the gall bladder surgery really entails? What the potential risks are? What the patient is truly about to undergo? Excellent. Want to make sure abortion doctors do the same? OH MY GOD YOU CAN’T DO THAT IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL YOU ARE A TROGLODYTE. Is the response.
It’s OK if you’re supporting abortion.
So. Let’s wait and watch to see if this becomes a big story. And if it does, how the pro-abortion crowd (yes, I said it) responds. A new right to have your child’s teacher become a doctor dispensing potentially harmful medication? I bet they’re for it.
RELATED: Or perhaps they are just counting on the Obama administration’s mandate that healthcare plans provide the morning after pill — a requirement that could force religiously-affiliated hospitals to provide medication that they consider to be immoral.