cartoon photo of Obama as a flipflopper
It was only December, 2011, when USA Today quoted Barack Obama as stating that girls under 17 are too young for the ‘morning after’ pill.
President Obama said that “as the father of two daughters,” he supports his Health secretary’s decision to block over-the-counter sales of the Plan B “morning after” birth control pill to girls under 17 years of age.
“I did not get involved in the process,” Obama said during a White House news conference, though he added he supports the decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
In April of this year, a Judge Korman ruled that Plan B should be available over the counter for women of all ages without parental consent.
On April 5th, 2013, immediately after the Judge’s decision, Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for a ban.
“He believes it was the right, common sense approach to this issue,” Carney told reporters, crediting Obama’s view on the issue partially to the fact that he is a parent and can therefore understand parents’ concerns about safety.
According to Carney, young girls may not be able to take the medication correctly if they do not first consult with a medical professional. “We do not have enough evidence to show that all those who could use this medicine, Plan B, can understand the label and use the product appropriately,” Carney said. “It could be dangerous if misused.” [ThinkProgress]
The government decided to appeal the judge’s ruling, even though, Obama has changed his mind and is now comfortable with a new approved FDA rule which approved the Plan B pill for children 15 and older without parental consent. His reasons are based the science.
“I’m very comfortable with the decision they’ve made right now based on solid scientific evidence for girls 15 and older,” Politico
Obama’s compromise in the acceptable age is a political compromise, not a compromise aimed at doing what is best for children. These young girls – children – will not see the doctor, will not get checked for STD’s, instead, they will get the pill. The pill promotes a false sense of security. It will promote active sexuality at an early age. It also condones abortifacients for underage children. It puts sexually molested girls at higher risk.
So why then is the DOJ appealing the judge’s decision? They are all in basic agreement now that Barack Obama has changed his mind – in a month – since he was hammered by his far left base. The FDA sneaked in their own rule allowing 15-year olds to buy it without parental consent and Obama approves.
The administration is appealing because the judge overstepped his authority. Judge Korman is trying to take some of Obama’s absolute authority in the matter.
It might be a matter of procedure to use this tack, I don’t know, I am not a lawyer, but it is the only concern the administration now has – the judge is taking some of their power away.