Back in May, the Obama DoJ decided to fight the FDA (who would technically be their client) and a judge who ruled that plan B emergency contraceptive should be available with no age limits. The Obama DoJ appealed, but has now elected to drop the appeal.
The decision comes after a federal judge in April ordered the FDA to lift restrictions on the morning-after pill. The administration responded to the ruling by lowering the age restriction from 17 to 15, sparking the ire of health groups and district Judge Edward Korman, who, in a series of contemptuous opinions, called the administration’s defiance an insult to the intelligence of women” and “a charade” meant to stall his original order. Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the administration to make two-pill versions of emergency contraception immediately available over the counter to women of all ages.
So after realizing the fight was likely fruitless, Obama and his administration will stop their quest for political appeasement. That’s what this was, after all: an attempt to throw conservatives at least a tiny bone. What else could it be? As the FDA pointed out, there was no science to support the Obama DoJ’s side. At times the DoJ even said they were operating on behalf of the FDA…which agreed with the judge.
And now that they’ve been forced by the courts to do the right thing for women of all ages, you can bet that when election season rolls around they’ll be talking about the Democratic party’s great success in making plan B available to women of all ages. Sadly, assuming the citizenry is completely uninformed at best and can’t-find-their-ass stupid at worst has proven to be a reliable political strategy.
Obama is not my best friend at the moment between this and his support of spying on American citizens. Next election vote for the real lesser of all evils: vote Lucifer.