How many unintended pregnancies resulted from the three-year delay between the time FDA scientists decided that Plan B should be approved for over-the-counter sale and yesterday, when FDA leadership finally stopped dragging its heels and approved an idiotic pseudo-compromise? Of those, how many ended in abortion?
Note that state-to-state variation allows cross-sectional as well as time-series studies; the questions may in fact be answerable. But there’s benefit in just asking them, long and loud.
Footnote Why do I say “idiotic pseudo-compromise”? Because yesterday’s decision will make Plan B available to anyone over 18, including men. So the only minors who will be deprived of access are those who don’t know any grown-up who will buy for them after the fact and lacked the good sense to acquire an emergency dose before the fact.
No doubt they’ll make exceptionally fit mothers.