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I swear to motherf’ing jeebus that the Obama administration STILL THINKS that he will someday win over some Republican dead-enders.  How else do you explain the DOJ appealing a Judge’s order that Plan B be made available to girls of all ages without a prescription?

In December 2011, Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, blocked a decision by the F.D.A. that would have allowed morning-after contraceptive pills to be distributed to young teenagers over the counter. She said there was not enough data to show that the drug would be safe for girls as young as 11 years old. Instead, over-the-counter access was limited to girls and women aged 17 or older.

In his ruling last month overturning Ms. Sebelius’s decision, Judge Korman was highly critical of the Obama administration, saying it had put politics over science and health. In that ruling, he called Ms. Sebelius’s action “politically motivated, scientifically unjustified and contrary to agency precedent.”

Last week, the F.D.A. agreed to allow the sale of the drug to girls 15 and over, even as the administration sought to appeal Judge Korman’s earlier ruling.

Judge Korman said that move by the F.D.A. was an attempt to “sugarcoat this appeal of yours,” according to The A.P. He also suggested that the administration’s decision to appeal his ruling could have dire consequences for young women. When a Justice Department lawyer asserted that a delay of Judge Korman’s order was in the public interest, the judge replied, according to The A.P., “Is there a public interest in unwanted pregnancies … that can often result in abortions?

Can we please get a real liberal in the White House sometime in the next 100 years who doesn’t continue to buy into the unicorns-and-puppydogs notion that Republicans will ever stop calling him Hitler? Please??

  1. thesauros says:

    “Is there a public interest in unwanted pregnancies … that can often result in abortions?”

    What’s wrong with abortions?

    • Lev says:

      Nothing. Though I suppose using birth control just makes for much less of a hassle all around.

      And I agree completely with Meta. I have no problem with outreach, but compromising a key policy to avoid offending opponents for no reason…it just doesn’t make sense. But expecting anything else from Obama is folly at this point.

  2. Metavirus says:

    the thing about all of the birth control nonsense is that the GOP’s palpitations over birth control, and abstinence-only sex-ed, CAUSES MORE ABORTIONS. Which do they supposedly hate more? it’s just so mind boggling that so many people are so willfully stupid

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