The “reproductive rights” crowd is rejoicing today over an order by a federal judge making morning after pills available to girls of any age. As The Other McCain notes, the judge’s ruling ensures that evidence of the sexual abuse of children can now be destroyed, without even the knowledge or consent of the parents.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. . . .
Edward R. Korman of Federal District Court, ruled that the government’s refusal to lift restrictions on access to the pill was “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.”
Judge Korman ordered the F.D.A. to lift any age and sale restrictions on the pill, Plan B One-Step, and its generic versions, within 30 days.
“More than 12 years have passed since the citizen petition was filed and 8 years since this lawsuit commenced,” the judge wrote. “The F.D.A. has engaged in intolerable delays in processing the petition. Indeed, it could accurately be described as an administrative agency filibuster.”
The Other McCain went on to quote a lefty woman hailing this decision as a big win for women all over the country. But these aren’t women we’re talking about, it’s little girls, and I’m sure their mothers aren’t thinking of this as a win. For once the Obama administration got something right, but I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for them to put up much of a fight on this.