Thursday, December 08, 2011

Playing politics with women's health

Fresh off the surprising and disappointing decision by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to reject the Food and Drug Administration's conclusion that the Plan B One-Step pill was safe enough to be placed on pharmacy shelves without an age limit, President Obama chimed in with his own opinion.
“The reason Kathleen made this decision is that she could not be confident that a 10-year-old or an 11-year-old going to a drugstore should be able — alongside bubble gum or batteries — be able to buy a medication that potentially, if not used properly, could have an adverse effect,” Mr. Obama said to reporters at the White House.
I truly despise the implication of remarks such as these that we're all complete fucking idiots. I know it's an election year and the Republicans are going to bring every possible issue to bear, but for fuck's sake, this is a serious stuff!

The "Plan B" (or "Morning After pill") is quite literally equally or less dangerous than many hundreds (or thousands) of unrestricted OTC medications that can be legally purchased by anyone of any age who can successfully complete a transaction of money for medications. To have the president casually say that he wants to protect children from potentially ingesting a single medication for potential thrills(?) or from simple stupidity, while deliberately ignoring all the rest of the OTC drugs is ridiculous and beyond acceptable!

I've become used to this sort of obvious bullshit from eight years of George Bush and twenty-plus years of Joe Lieberman, but to hear it a guy whom I hoped was far above that level of political hypocrisy makes me literally want to vomit. Is it a recent prerequisite to totally sell out once you attain the Oval Office?

It bugs the hell out of me that Sebelius and Obama, two candidates who strongly supported women's health issues when campaigning, have made this disastrous judgment that will directly impact the lives and families of many women, and will also have far-reaching implications in the ongoing struggle to protect a woman's right to choose.

Jesus! To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, how fucking low do you have to stoop to be President?


JTHM said...

Bob are you serious? (Ok that was rhetorical).

If you think for one minute that Barry didn't have his hands in this you're more nieve than one would believe.

This is election politics, giving 12-13 yr. olds easy access to abortion pills is not something Obama wants to hang his hat on during this time in the cycle.

If (big if) he gets re-elected then he'll pat her on the ass and tell her to go ahead to let the kiddies have at it down at the local Walgreens.
Nothing worse than having to worry about the consequences after Tween gang bang.

JTHM said...

OH and BTW, yes you are way over the top about "womens health"...christ, are you Dr. Mengeles grandkid or something? Sheeeze.

West Haven Bob said...

Apparently, Sebelius would rather have that putative 10- or 11-year-old go to her parents' closet for a coat hanger. Clearly, that is a safer alternative.

Anonymous said...

JTHM--You let your misogyny show with the "pat her on the ass" comment. As for the "tween gang bang" comment...anyone who could put those 3 words together is just creepy as hell as far as I'm concerned. The Nazi reference makes you seem like a complete loon.

It's a damn shame Thorazine isn't OTC. There's no need for you to suffer like this.

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CT Bob said...

A comment that contained an advertisement for probably the stupidest book ever written has been deleted. Peddle your misogynistic bullshit elsewhere, pal.

JTHM said...

--You let your misogyny show with the "pat her on the ass" comment. As for the "tween gang bang" comment"--

Hey dummy, you and your freinds are the ones advocating an abortion pill for kids, Obamas words, 10-11yr olds.
Don't go off like your some kind of moral authority. What clown.

Anonymous said...

We are used to Republicans attacking women but Kathleen? I am very surprised. Parental consent? at times the father is the father. Dan, Lauren, Abby, Connor and one more on the way.

CT Bob said...

Hey Dan, congrats to you and the lovely mom on your soon-to-be-arrival!