I have to ask myself... What is he thinking??
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases
of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a prescription
to 15 - younger than the current limit of 17. The FDA decided that the pill could be sold on drugstore shelves near condoms, instead of locked behind
Umm.. Hello? Mr. President? The girl won't be able to have a cigarette for 3 years or a beer for another 6 ...but she can take a pill, over the
counter, which causes a major process in the human body to be short circuited through biologic impact? What is wrong with this picture?
Rather than take matters into his own hands, the Justice Department argued to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Korman should have
ordered the FDA to reconsider its options for regulating emergency contraception. The court cannot overturn the rules and processes that federal
agencies must follow "by instead mandating a particular substantive outcome," the appeal
Umm.. Yes, as a matter of fact, that's precisely what the courts not only can but have been doing for most of this nation's history. We usually call
the extreme version, judicial activism and mutter nasty things under our breath as the left wildly applauds it when it works in their favor. I can't
often recall one branch actually, publicly, challenging the concept of authority to do so ..and actually having the gall to suggest how the court
SHOULD rule on matters?? Especially.. Umm.. The Department of Justice?! When did it become their business?
I don't bring this to ATS to start an abortion debate. NO ONE
wins abortion debates. Ever. Without Exception. No, this isn't about what the
pill's outcome is.
This is about the fact it causes a major biologic process to be interrupted and short circuited. That, as I've been told by medical professionals and
educators at the college I attend (whom I asked out of curiosity) ..CAN have very bad side effects in some people. It's why a prescription is a good
idea on a wide variety of drugs. A Doctor should know the patient, their history and their medical condition before giving them something which could
create complications and make a thing worse.
In support of that being my sincere position and not an ulterior motivation to hide some other agenda, I'd even go so far as to say that a 15 year old
should be able to consult with a physician on this most critical of issues without Parental consent. I wouldn't like it. I don't want it. However,
kids have sex ...we can't stop that. Should we have unwanted pregnancy with their irresponsible actions of youth as well? Abortions later on? No.
^^^ That, said to clear up my personal thinking and motives here.
This is a MEDICAL issue. Not a POLITICAL one. Politicians, especially our President (...who seems to fancy himself an expert on pretty much every
subject that can possibly come along these days), should have NO say in this. Medical professionals should be the first, last and only words of
......and they will be for the girls who become that % where something goes wrong in their bodies for whatever reason.
edit on 3-5-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: No Source on 1st post. Sorry all. My bad