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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Mike Huckabee on Barack Obama and 15-year-old girls

from Huckabee's Facebook page
Same-sex marriage isn’t the only issue where President Obama’s opinion has “evolved” to the opposite side. He announced that he’s now “very comfortable” with the FDA’s decision to make the Plan B-One Step morning-after birth control pill available to girls as young as 15 without a prescription. Previously, he’d said it should remain prescription only for all girls below 17, and that he was uncomfortable with minors being able to buy morning-after birth control pills alongside batteries and bubble gum. But even that flip didn’t flop far enough for his liberal base. Critics on the left are slamming his Justice Department for appealing a judge’s ruling that the morning-after pill should be available to all girls with no restrictions, regardless of age, to protect contraceptive rights.

I think they’re overlooking something important. The FDA has approved a lot of things that later turned out to be harmful and had to be withdrawn. In light of that, is it really a great idea to start handing out any powerful adult drug to the very young without a parent’s permission or a doctor’s supervision?

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