No, seriously. Check out this article by ABC News that details how a bunch of women’s groups are all up in arms because President Obama supported U.S. health secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to overrule the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to allow Plan B, the contraceptive pill, to be sold without a prescription to people under 17.
First things first: How is anyone surprised? This is the same guy that, during his campaign, had all the tree heads thinking he was going to legalize pot because he admitted to inhaling. Funny enough how things go, eh? Obama has done way more to further the war on drugs and ensure that marijuana remains illegal than any President before him. This is a guy who everyone (myself included) thought was going to provide Hope™ and Change™, but wound up being just another statist with no interest to disturb the status quo.
So now we have a situation where, if a young girl who’s just getting used to the intricate workings of her own body winds up having sex with her high school sweetheart and the condom breaks, she can’t go to CVS or Walgreens and get Plan B. She knows that she won’t be able to afford a child, but can’t make this decision for herself, in the critical time frame necessary. Instead she has to tell her parents, who, wouldn’t you know it, are so against abortion that they are even against contraception, including birth control and condoms.
This young girl is not allowed by her parents to get Plan B and subsequently falls pregnant. She drops out of her last year of high school in order to take time off to have the baby, and winds up being a drain on the American taxpayer through welfare, as she doesn’t have a high school diploma and can only get a job at Walgreens as a cashier and has to endure seeing girl after girl denied the very same contraception she was denied by a society and government that doesn’t actually care about the problems they create.
Or maybe her parents aren’t total screw-ups and would help her out. It’s possible, but in today’s society, I kinda doubt it.
The problem is, as it usually is, people not leaving other people alone. If I’m doing something you wouldn’t do, and not harming you, stay out of my business.