The New York Times is reporting:
The Obama administration moved Wednesday to keep girls under 15 from having over-the-counter access to morning-after pills, as the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge’s order that would make the drug available without a prescription for girls and women of all ages.
I’ve come to expect this kind of thing from the Heritage Foundation, whose writers are incorrectly reporting that Plan B is an abortifacient. One more time, people. Plan B, the so-called “morning after pill” is emergency contraception. It works in the same way as all hormonal birth control. In fact, it’s literally the pill, in a larger dose.
But Barack “war on women” Obama? It’s hilariously terrible that he would decry not wanting to pay for birth control as denying access, and then move to literally prevent young women from accessing contraception.
I get why parents want to know whether their young daughters need emergency contraception. But if you think you need rule of law to figure out what’s going on in your daughter’s body, your problems are beyond the scope of this law to solve. Also, it’s not the place of the federal government to make parenting easier for you. All that making contraception harder to obtain will do is lead to more abortions.
Women deserve better, Obama. Even the young ones. Especially the young ones. When your policies on contraception line up with Heritage, it’s time to reevaluate your life choices.
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