The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius is totally head over heels in love with abortion and contraception. That’s why this move from her overruling the Federal Drug Administration’s decision to make the Plan B abortifacient available to children without a prescription leaves me confused.
Happy. But confused. Remember, this is the woman who declared “war” on pro-lifers.
To make it clear, the FDA said they were cool with eliminating the age requirement of 17 years of age for obtaining the morning after pill over the counter. So the libs had won that battle. But then out of the blue, Sebelius overruled them questioning the “label comprehension” of some younger girls.
Wow. I’m stunned but sadly I can’t even say I’m grateful because when those who have made it their mission for years to put their thumb in your eye come to give you a hug, you don’t completely trust it. Maybe I’m cynical but this actually makes me nervous.
This makes me wonder if the hammer’s going to drop and HHS is going to move forward with the contraceptive mandate that forces most insurance companies to cover contraceptives (including abortifacients) free of charge. This, of course, would force Catholic institutions who provide insurance to employees to pay for abortifacients and would be a real blow to religious liberty in this country.
Because here’s the thing. I don’t think this FDA overruling thing was done for the reasons she stated. Because if she believed that, I don’t see how she could be against parental notification for abortion. No. The reason is political. There’s no way Sebelius acted alone on this. The Obama administration just handed pro-lifers a win. For no reason. Sure it’s an election year but with all the other stuff going on no serious pro-lifer will say sure they’re funding Planned Parenthood with my money, sure they’re going to directly fund abortions overseas, and yeah Obamacare will pay for abortions but hey they did overrule the FDA on that Plan B so darnit they’ve earned my pro-life vote. No.
There’s an angle here. I’m not seeing it. But there’s an angle here. I don’t know what it is. But I do know I’m not going to like it.
Ht Jill Stanek