“I will say this. As the father of two daughters, it makes sense to apply some common sense.”
President Obama’s response to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, overruling FDA’s decision to allow any person capable of reproduction, regardless of age, access to PlanB over the counter.
I’m ENRAGED at this today.
And for President Obama to claim that this decision, which goes against what scientists and the FDA have said AND what reproductive rights advocates have been fighting for for years, is “common sense” is so incredibly condescending and dismissive of the realities of life, and SCIENCE.
And to claim this “common sense” because he is the father of two daughters…I have no words.
This mother, this parent of a young child, does not agree with you about this. My “common sense” says your “common sense” is wrong and will hurt children in the end.
This is so disappointing and dismissive and irresponsible. This type of statement (and this type of action) assumes every person capable of getting pregnant has somewhere to go, has parents to take care of them, has parents who are not abusive, and that is simply NOT TRUE. Especially ridiculous and embarrassing coming from the President and the HHS Secretary, who should fucking well know it’s not true. And even teenagers who do have all of those things should not have to give up their autonomy.
PRESIDENT OBAMA! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?????