Obama Administration Stops Fighting Open Access to Plan B

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:57 am

The good news is the Obama administration has actually done the right thing by allowing Plan B, the emergency contraception, to be sold over the counter. Of course the administration only did this after first taking the almost unprecedented step of overruling the FDA’s recommendations and then losing multiple court cases fighting this policy. From [...]

So Much for Making Policy Decisions Based on Science

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 7:46 am

The Obama administration has decided to fight a court order to allow Plan B to  be sold over the counter to younger women. This is a very disappointing move by a man that goes to great lengths to pretend to be a “technocrat.” This whole fight started when back in 2011 the FDA, after extensive review, concluded that [...]

Boehner Plan B Shows Obama Doesn’t Even Need to Make a Deal

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 8:04 am

The extension of unemployment benefits and a small amount of infrastructure spending are the only things Obama would have gotten in his recent deal offer that he probably couldn’t force the GOP to agree to by simply waiting them out. Those are both relatively small items compared to a large and deeply unpopular Social Security benefit cut.

White House, Democrats Still Have No Health Care Plan B for Supreme Court Decision

By: Monday June 18, 2012 8:59 am

Even though there is a very good chance the Supreme Court could rule against some or all of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration seems to have done nothing to prepare Democrats in Congress for this eventuality, according to Politico. Congressional Democrats who wrote Barack Obama’s health care plan into law say they’re getting virtually [...]

Obama’s Deeply Paternalistic Statement on Plan B Decision

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 10:34 am

This is a pure expression of male paternalism regarding women being able to make their own reproductive decisions. From USA Today: President Obama said today that “as the father of two daughters,” he supports his health secretary’s decision to block over-the-counter sales of the Plan B “morning after” birth control pill to girls under 17 [...]

Plan B Reminder: Obama Controls the Executive Branch at All Levels

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 8:59 am

Yesterday the United States Department of Health and Human Services did something extraordinary. For the first time ever, the HHS secretary publicly overruled the Food and Drug Administration. After a careful, lengthy and scientific review, the FDA came to the conclusion that the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, should be available over the counter. In what [...]

Obama Only Used the Veto Threat to Advance Austerity

By: Tuesday July 12, 2011 7:18 am

Several months ago when Republicans first made it clear they were planning to hold the debt ceiling hostage many wanted President Obama to issue a veto threat. Obama could have done this while still maintaining the deficit hawk image he so desperately craves with a statement like: I would happy work on a bipartisan basis [...]