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Plan B decision draws strong and mixed reaction
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Source: Wash. Post

President Obama on Thursday defended his administrations decision to block unrestricted sales of the morning-after pill as a common-sense parenting choice, even as womens right advocates condemned it as a cynical move that could provoke a damaging political backlash for the president next year.

The administration, according to several Democratic allies, took a calculated risk in making the decision to overrule the Food and Drug Administration, which had concluded that the contraceptive should be made available to people of all ages directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription.

Although the decision, announced Wednesday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, angered womens groups, some of the presidents allies said that allowing the FDA ruling to stand could potentially have been more politically damaging for Obama if he was portrayed as giving teenage girls unfettered access to the morning-after pill.

Obama, appearing in a briefing room at the White House, said he was not involved in the decision to require a prescription for girls 16 and younger before it was announced, leaving it up to Sebelius.

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  -Plan B decision draws strong and mixed reaction alp227  Dec-08-11 08:27 PM   #0 
  - I am rabidly pro-choice but I agree with this decision  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-08-11 08:29 PM   #1 
  - "anti-choice" err, typo?  alp227   Dec-08-11 08:32 PM   #2 
  - LOL! Oops!  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-08-11 08:41 PM   #3 
  - Yes, what we need are more pregnant 16-year-olds. Right?  PSPS   Dec-08-11 08:47 PM   #4 
  - LibKansan had a Freeper typo moment actually.  alp227   Dec-08-11 08:49 PM   #5 
  - No, my attitude recognizes she is a minor.  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-08-11 09:08 PM   #8 
     - The decision of whether or not to make sure she doesn't get pregnant should be made by her  uppityperson   Dec-08-11 09:17 PM   #12 
        - Yes I do.  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-08-11 09:40 PM   #15 
           - And if you decided that she should or shouldn't stay pg, against her wishes, then what?  uppityperson   Dec-08-11 09:46 PM   #18 
           - I really want to know why this poster wants their child to be legally forced into revealing their...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-09-11 02:53 AM   #25 
           - Because they are still children under the law - that's why  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-09-11 06:33 AM   #27 
              - I asked you and you didn't answer me. If you decided that she should or shouldn't stay pg, against  uppityperson   Dec-09-11 10:19 AM   #31 
              - My minor child got some health care without my permission or knowledge  uppityperson   Dec-09-11 10:31 AM   #34 
              - They can be treated as individuals under the law when warranted...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-09-11 12:09 PM   #35 
           - So you think schools shouldn't give aspirin or Tylenol without notifying the parent  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-09-11 06:41 AM   #30 
              - "Schools can't give kids aspirin without parent permission." Plan B, however, is not given by school  uppityperson   Dec-09-11 10:22 AM   #32 
           - "But they have the right, as a parent, to know" Why? n/t  Humanist_Activist   Dec-09-11 02:49 AM   #24 
           - "They have a right as a parent to know." No they don't--  thucythucy   Dec-09-11 03:17 PM   #38 
  - We are talking about pregnant 'kids'. Not just kids.  Bluenorthwest   Dec-08-11 09:02 PM   #7 
  - Aren't we talking about the morning after pill?  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-08-11 09:11 PM   #10 
  - The point of allowing teens to get the morning-after pill is because of anti-choice parents...  Odin2005   Dec-08-11 09:08 PM   #9 
  - ++++++++  uppityperson   Dec-08-11 09:18 PM   #13 
  - The teenager's health overrides the parent's rights?  alp227   Dec-08-11 10:07 PM   #20 
     - Exactly  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-09-11 06:38 AM   #29 
     - And it would be the pharmacist's responsibility to refuse to give it out...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-09-11 12:13 PM   #37 
     - And some would say  thucythucy   Dec-09-11 03:28 PM   #39 
  - Should they then have aspirin and tylenol behind the counter since you can easily  uppityperson   Dec-08-11 09:16 PM   #11 
  - Because Tylenol and aspirin are exactly the same thing!  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-08-11 09:41 PM   #17 
     - No, tylenol and aspirin are different meds. Easily buyable, causing liver failure and death  uppityperson   Dec-08-11 09:47 PM   #19 
     - Plan-B has been deemed safe by the FDA. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-09-11 01:14 AM   #22 
     - I would hope if it wasn't it wouldn't even be on the market.  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-09-11 06:32 AM   #26 
     - I don't know why you're being sarcastic,  thucythucy   Dec-09-11 03:32 PM   #40 
  - "we're talking about kids here" but we're also talking about parents  wordpix   Dec-08-11 09:40 PM   #16 
  - A fifteen or sixteen year old  Mojorabbit   Dec-08-11 10:32 PM   #21 
  - So you are a control freak then? n/t  Humanist_Activist   Dec-09-11 02:47 AM   #23 
     - No I'm not  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-09-11 06:38 AM   #28 
        - But you are ok with your minor child buying tylenol at the cornermart and taking it, even though  uppityperson   Dec-09-11 10:25 AM   #33 
        - Again, I ask why, and no saying "I'm a parent" isn't an answer...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-09-11 12:11 PM   #36 
  - You Just Know Fox Noise Had the Script in hand.......  Grassy Knoll   Dec-08-11 08:58 PM   #6 
  - Every decision from the WH  Jakes Progress   Dec-08-11 09:37 PM   #14 
  - It makes me angry when parents assume every kid's parents are exactly like them.  Occupy_2012   Dec-09-11 07:04 PM   #41 
  - double post nt  Occupy_2012   Dec-09-11 07:08 PM   #42 
 

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