BB writes tomorrow’s headlines today

I provide the following for our friends in the media, as given today’s court ruling, they’ll need this article sooner rather than later.

FOR FUTURE PUBLICATION

EDITOR: FILL IN THE BLANKS

[CityName] FAMILY MOURNS DAUGHTER’S DEATH

[PLACE PHOTO HERE, EITHER OF GIRL OR OF CANDLES AND FLOWERS IN FRONT OF SCHOOL]

(AP) [DeadGirlFirstName] [DeadGirlLastName], [age], a junior-high school student at [SchoolName], died yesterday at [HospitalName] in [CityName]. The cause of [DeadGirlFirstName]’s death appears to have been an adverse reaction to levonorgestrel, also known as the “Morning-After pill”. It is suspected that [DeadGirlLastName] made an over-the-counter purchase of the drug two days ago at [PharmacyName] Pharmacy, [Address], and that contrary to instructions provided with the medication, took the two-pill regimen in a single dose, causing uncontrollable bleeding. She delayed informing friends or her parents and was found unconscious in her room by her [Relative], who called 911. [DeadGirlLastName] was dead on arrival at [HospitalName].

HEAR THE SHOCKING 911 CALL HERE [insert link]

Friends of [DeadGirlLastName] expressed shock at the situation.

“[DeadGirlFirstName] was a good friend,” said [FriendName], [FriendAge], a classmate of [DeadGirlFirstName]’s at [SchoolName]. [FriendName] further discussed the pressures she, [DeadGirlLastName] and other young girls are under: “… sure, lots of girls our age are…y’know…doing it with boys…even older boys.” [DeadGirlLastName] apparently had been seen with [BFName], [BFAge], a recent graduate of [HSName] High School. Police are investigating whether [BFName] and [DeadGirlLastName] were carrying on a relationship; if so, [BFName] might face charges of Statutory Rape, given [DeadGirlLastName]’s underage status.

Experts, including those at the Food and Drug Administration, recommended unrestricted access to levonorgestrel for girls and young women for years. a Judge’s ruling in 2013 made the medicine an over-the-counter item. The FDA contended that the restrictions in place at the time – requiring a prescription – effectively kept many adolescents and younger teenagers from being able to use a safe drug in a timely way to prevent pregnancy, which carries greater safety risks than the morning-after pill.

Meanwhile, [DeadGirlLastName]’s parents {insert if appropriate: , who are divorced,} and who declined comment, are left to mourn their daughter, who starred on the [TeamName] team and looked forward to a career as a [DeadGirlCareer].

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