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Good Morning-After, Al Joker

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RUSH: I need Al Joker.  Grab audio sound bite number 13.  Obama signed it into law, whatever he did.  Now, the over-the-counter abortion pill free -- well, not free, but available to anybody without a prescription.  It's now the law of the land.  There's no stopping it, turning it back.  You don't have to be 17 now.  You can walk in to any pharmacy, drugstore, and get an abortion pill, the morning-after pill. 

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What?  No, it's totally believable, totally believable.  But see, how long has this been the news?  How long have we known that this was coming?  In fact, how many of you were probably thinking, "Well, wait a minute, hasn't that already happened?"  Because you're up to speed and you listen here.  But it was made official by presidential directive.  So let's go to the Today Show this morning, the news anchorette, Natalie Morales, speaking with the weatherman, Al Joker, about the news that the morning-after pill will be available over-the-counter to people of any age.  The infobabe said, "Now, it'll be available to all ages without a prescription.  Critics, lot of people, questioning if this means it's open to anyone at any age." 

What else could it mean?  This is an infobabe on the Today Show.  Can I read you this question again?  Listen.  Here's the news.  "The news is that the morning-after pill is available to all ages without a prescription."  That is the news.  "Now it will be available to all ages without a prescription.  Critics, a lot of people, questioning if this means it's open to anyone at any age."  What in the world does people of any age mean?  Anyway, she is asking Al Joker and this is what Al Joker said.

ROKER:  A little disturbing.  I've got a 14-year-old daughter and I'm not comfortable with the idea that you just go and buy this.  It goes to obviously other issues as well, but I think it kind of almost in a way removes the parent from part of the process.

RUSH:  I swear, you know, you just want to give up.  This is the weatherman, Today Show.  Where's he been?  Where's his head?  Is his head someplace that the sun doesn't shine?  Where has he been?  How is this news to him?  I don't know, folks. (imitating Roker) "It's a little disturbing.  It's just very, very disturbing.  I've got 14-year-old daughter.  I'm not comfortable with the idea that she can just go and buy this. It goes to obviously other issues as well, but I think in a way it removes the parent from part of the process."  Yeah, Al, you ever heard of the Democrat Party?  You ever heard of Head Start?  You ever heard of day care? 

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It's a good question.  When can we get steroids over-the-counter?  Well, it's steroids in a way, it's hormonal, but still, can't do it. 

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RUSH: UK Guardian: "The Obama administration will stop trying to limit sales of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women of all ages without a prescription. The US justice department said in a letter on Monday that it planned to comply with a court's ruling to allow unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step and that it would withdraw its appeal on the matter.  The move is the latest in a lengthy legal fight over the morning-after pill, which was until recently only available without a prescription to women 17 and older who presented proof of age at a pharmacist's counter."

Now anybody, your five-year-old could walk in there and pick this stuff up.  Al Roker's 14-year-old could walk in and pick it up.  He just heard about this, by the way.  Al Roker is very upset. This has been in the news for how many years, and he just heard about it today.  

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RUSH: Here's John in Chicago.  Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hi.  Thanks for taking my call.  I appreciate it.

RUSH:  You bet.

CALLER:  I'm sort of calling on a third tier subject today. I know it's sort of low on the totem pole of issues today, but way back at the beginning of the somehow you referred to the morning-after pill as an abortion pill. And just in the interests of everybody being high information, I just wanted to point out that just as a condom stops sperm from ever getting to an egg and therefore prevents pregnancy from ever occurring, the morning-after pill, what it actually does, and maybe you don't know this, it slows ovulation, and suspends the release of an egg to ever get to the sperm, and so pregnancy never takes place, it can't possibly cause an abortion, and in fact if an egg is fertilized and implanted in the uterine wall, it has no effect.

RUSH:  Okay, so what happens if low-information voter, Dick, and low-information Jane get together on Friday night and they copulate and have coitus, and the sperm of low-information voter Dick connects with the egg of low-information voter Jane at like one a.m., and then at 10 a.m. low-information Jane goes and takes the pill, what happens?

CALLER:  Well, so long as there has not been an egg fertilized, there can't be any pregnancy, and the morning-after pill would prevent that from ever happening.

RUSH:  But in my example if Jane's egg is free, if there has been a connection of low-information voter sperm and low-information voter egg in my example, if the sperm got there and bammo you got an embryo, she takes the pill, is she still gonna get pregnant?

CALLER:  It has no effect.  It only is effective if the egg has not yet been fertilized, and therefore it prevents pregnancy from ever occurring and therefore it can't possibly cause an abortion, as you said.

RUSH:  Well, in the spirit, what it is permitting is activity which is not productive to young people whatever in any way to occur without consequences, and it results in cultural decay and cultural rot, and that is the ultimate point of this.  But you may be scientifically correct that it might not cause an abortion. 

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RUSH:  Okay, folks, time for a little biology lesson.  And, as is the case of so much of what we thought we knew, we don't know jack.  If you're like me, back when you learned about the sperm and the egg, what you learned was that there were thousands of sperm, and they were in a race to find the egg, and they're swimming in there like Michael Phelps.  They're going like bats out of hell.  This is life.  They're swimming up there, and there are thousands of 'em, and they are in search of that egg.  They gotta get past the goalie.  They gotta get past a lot of obstacles, but they're gonna get there.  And when it happens, you've got conception, and, bammo, we're off to the races, another human life. 

Now, it turns out, if some of you have Ryan Lochte sperm, it can take six days to get up there.  Uh, to get there.  Not up, down, just to get there.  Some of you have Michael Phelps sperm.  You get there real quick.  Now, here's the way, the best I can tell, the way Plan B works.  And this still does not change anything about my impression of it.  The idea that a 14- or 15-year-old can run to a drugstore and take this thing is a sure sign of cultural decay and rot.  That doesn't change. 

What Plan B does is prevent an egg from implanting.  That's right.  The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology defines pregnancy as the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus, not conception.  Conception, in the scientific community, does not equal pregnancy.  Pregnancy only happens after a fertilized egg implants into the uterus.  And Plan B prevents that.  Plan B prevents the egg from implanting.  It does not prevent conception.  Now, there are 50 to 500 million sperm cells swimming in every race.  I mean, it's a battle.  It's a crowded field, and there aren't nearly as many eggs.  Fifty to 500, depending on fertility, so forth. Plan B delays the release of the fertilized egg to the uterus, basically runs out the clock.  It is the goalie. 

It is all about how the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology defines pregnancy.  Pregnancy's not conception.  Pregnancy is when the fertilized egg implants into the uterus.  Now, Plan B pills will all carry a warning label that says the drug may inhibit implantation by altering the endometrium, which are the inside lining of the uterus.  The truth is that people still aren't sure exactly how it works.  Recent studies have found that Plan B might only prevent about half of possible pregnancies.  It's a crapshoot.  Now, if you're thinking, "What do you mean, they don't know how it works?" 

The first time I had surgery was my implant.  I think that was the first time.  I did not have back surgery 'cause would go through the larynx, and I can't do that.  That's too risky.  I couldn't do that, when I had the pinched nerve, which I still have.  So, anyway, when the nurses and everybody came in and the anesthetic.  No, I take it back, it was the second time.  I did have surgery previous.  But this time when I had my implant surgery back in whenever it was, early 2000s I asked them, "How do this aesthetic work?" 

"We don't know how it works," and I could not believe that.  "You don't know how it works?  Well, how in the world was it invented?"  And they were insistent that they couldn't tell me what it actually does.  Well, how it did what it does, they know what it does, it puts you out.  But this nurse, I'm telling you the truth, insisted, 'cause I couldn't believe it. "What do you mean you don't know how it works?"  "We don't.  We just know that it does."  "Well, how many of these are there?" There are all different kinds of general anesthetics. There's propofol, the Michael Jackson thing.  Jackson juice.  There's any number of others.  I don't know what I was given.  I don't recall.  But I was stunned when they don't know.

Well, it's the same thing here.  Scientists are still not exactly sure how Plan B works, and there are recent studies that have found that it might only prevent about half of possible pregnancies.  But all of this is in my mind is to miss the point.  What we are essentially saying is to 14- and 15-year-old girls, "Have at it, babe.  Go ahead, because we've got this thing that's gonna prevent any consequences."  We are encouraging behavior that no parent would recommend, no parent, I don't care -- well, look, there might be some wackos that would encourage it.  "Yeah, have as many kids as you want, babe, welfare check." I don't know.  But in the realm of civilized society you and I are talking about, there's no parent that would recommend it.

I remember back in the nineties when the schools were giving away condoms for the same purpose.  The theory was kids are gonna have sex and you can't stop it.  Well, then, why are you trying to keep 'em from smoking?  Smoking is an actual addiction.  "Well, but we can stop that."  These people wanted it.  They were encouraging it.  I got a call on this program from a mother in Long Island who told me that she was going to set aside a room in the house for her son to bring in the girlfriend rather than have them do it in the car 'cause she thought it was cleaner.  I said, "Are you gonna put a pack of cigarettes on the nightstand?"  Can't stop that, either. 

The point is there's nothing to be recommended about teenage pregnancy, nothing, just the exact opposite.  So the whole point of Plan B or anything like it is not what it does pharmacologically, but it's what we as a culture are suggesting by making it available.  And Al Joker, God bless him, he just now found out, but his instincts as a parent are right.  "Well, my 14-year-old daughter, I don't know whether I like the fact that she can go in there -- it's taking the parents of the equation."  Al, if you'da been up to speed on this like a couple, three years ago, on the Today Show, you might have had an impact here.  But that's -- I know.  What am I saying? 

But, anyway, his instincts are right.  And everybody else's instincts.  Why do we need a prescription for medicine for our dogs but not for girls of any age?  And all of this is under the umbrella of women's rights?  I just think it's corrupt.  I think it's corrupt. I think it's promoting behavior that is destructive.  The behavior itself is destructive.  There's nothing to recommend it.  There's no good outcome.

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Well, you know, that's right.  You can't get a prescription for the penicillin, the Amoxicillin or the Cipro or whatever to cure the "gongorrhea" that you're gonna get, but you can certainly go in there and get Plan B the morning after or three days if your sperm are like Ryan Lochte.  I know, I know, it's gonorrhea.  My health teacher in the seventh grade called it gongorrhea.

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RUSH:  Okay, let's close the loop on this Plan B business, because it all really depends on how you define pregnancy.  If you define pregnancy as conception, then Plan B does cause an abortion.  If you define implantation as pregnancy, then Plan B does not cause an abortion.  And the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology defines pregnancy as implantation in the uterus.  So under their terms -- and, by the way, is it any wonder they define it that way as it relates to Plan B.  So if you define it that way there's no way that Plan B can be said to be an abortion pill, but if you define pregnancy as conception, then Plan B does indeed in essence result in an aborted or destroyed pregnancy.  All depends on how you define it.  So our caller, John, wanted to define it as implantation.  A lot of people don't.  Catholic Church, pregnancy is conception.

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RUSH: A sound bite here, Obama, Jay Carney, "I didn't have anything to do with Plan B," but he supports it. "I didn't have anything to do with it."  Limbaugh Theorem, Obama, "I had nothing to do with Plan B."  Jay Carney: "Obama had nothing to do with Plan B."  He's all for it, but he had nothing to do with it. 

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