The Obama Administration has reversed its previous position and dropped its bid to limit sales of the morning after pill. A federal judge had previously ruled the medication should be available to women of all ages but the Obama Administration had limited the sales to women 15 and older and had started an appeal of the judge’s court order.
The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls, a move fraught with political repercussions for President Obama.
The government’s decision means that any woman or girl will soon be able to walk into a drugstore and buy the pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription.
Dear God what have we done? Will teenage girls, now unrestrained due to the magic of fast acting birth control, run wild through the streets? Can our society continue to function with sexy sex going on? Hold me Rick Santorum. Hold. Me.
Well at least the Obama Administration finally stood up for what is right and put aside politics on women’s reproductive health.
The Justice Department appears to have concluded that it might lose its case with the appeals court and would have to decide whether to appeal to the Supreme Court. That would drastically elevate the debate over the politically delicate issue for Mr. Obama.
Oh. Well, whatever.
At least now females can join males in having legal unrestricted access to the medicine they need to make choices for their own life. 2013 but we got here.