Well now we’re seriously doing something that will protect kids. Young teens and – though this part was not quite the intent – those below the age of zero.
In a smart decision that will no doubt incur it a world of hurt from its allies in the pro-abortion camp, the Obama administration moved Wednesday to prevent the awful prospect that girls as young as 15 – and potentially even younger – can obtain “morning after” abortion pills without even their parents permission.
The Justice Department will appeal a judge’s order that would make the “morning after” pill available to girls of any age and without a prescription. The announcement came the day after makers of the “Plan B” morning after pill said they would provide it to girls as young as 15.
Obama’s decision is correct on ethical grounds. But it also may be good politics. With Obamacare already under fire for forcing religious institutions to cover contraception – and for a slew of other reasons – the White House hardly needed a new way for critics to portray the nation’s health care system as increasingly run amok.
Even sensible liberals might have been outraged at the notion of 15 year olds running to the CVS to get their morning after pills, fully covered by their parents’ health plan, as mandated under Obmacare. With Obamacare in public opinion toilet, the White House probably calculated it needs a little credibility on health issues.