Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive box is seen in New York, April 5, 2013.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

HOW IGNORANCE MAKES
FIXING PROBLEMS IMPOSSIBLE

The below story carries the essential facts related to this story.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-administration-drop-limits-morning-pill-022157441.html

At the BV posts which are based on ignorance are not approved.  As I review social media in Brownsville today I see the same old BS.  People who believe their ignorance is a birth right are blaming President Obama for the decision to allow anyone of any age to buy Plan B.

These people consider getting the facts to be beyond their intellectual development.  They post their nonsense to the Internet, no one challenges it, and the lies proliferate throughout the Internet.

The Obama Administration supported limiting access to women 17 and older.

"In 2011, the FDA decided to approve over-the-counter sales of the drug with no age limits. But U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ordered the agency to reverse course, barring girls under 17 from buying the pills without a prescription."

But then the courts decided Secretary Sebelius had it wrong.

"In April, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ruled that the drug should be made widely available, blasting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for what he said was an "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable" decision to reject a citizen petition that called for ending age restrictions.

Last week, an appeals court said that a two-pill version of the drug can be sold over-the-counter without age restrictions even while the federal government fights Korman's ruling."

The only way these ignorant anti-Obama drivelettes would be happy is if he found his administration in contempt of court.  It would change nothing.  The court orders would still take effect.

Until we as a community become vigilant in outing the ignorant when it comes to policy, nothing will ever get fixed.

1 comment:

Get Over It said...

The Right Wing / Religious Zealots solution is to pray the sexual desire away...yet they offer no 'real world' answers such as educating children on contraception / sex education. Some of these freaks even think queers should be put to death.