Stephen Colbert on Plan B and the FDA’s “Fornication Distribution Agenda”

Stephen Colbert on Plan B and the FDA’s “Fornication Distribution Agenda.”

But first a little background on the administration’s recent moves on Plan B that has the New York Times editorial board hopping mad.


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11 Responses to “Stephen Colbert on Plan B and the FDA’s “Fornication Distribution Agenda””

  1. Naja pallida says:

    They’re not making concessions. I’ve thought about it, and the only answer I can come up with, is because they are one-in-the-same. They agree on far more than they disagree on. They just have to put on a show for us, to make sure there isn’t outright revolt.

  2. Papa Bear says:

    They certainly should be underground — at least six feet…

  3. BeccaM says:

    I love the old insult, “The best part of them dribbled down their mothers’ legs.”

  4. karmanot says:

    The Obama signature: ” It is a compromise that has only costs and no benefits.” Obama Care anyone?

  5. karmanot says:

    Why do Republicans hate women? Why do Republican women hate women? Why does Mr.god hate girls? Why do conservative believe life begins when they first have lust in their hearts and then walk away after birth? I don’t get it. Republicans love fetuses and hate children. Maybe these folks are Morlocks.

  6. BeccaM says:

    As has been remarked on by commenters all over the Intertoobs:

    How many 15 year olds do you know are in possession of a proof-of-age ID that would be deemed acceptable by a pharmacy?

    Besides the aspirin-level harmlessness of the Plan B pill, the main reasons the FDA wanted to remove all the age and prescription restrictions are because (1) menarche doesn’t kick in at the age of 15 for most girls and (2) few if any under driving age will have a photo ID with their birth-date on it. And then of course there’s the simple fact that preventing fertilization — which is what these pills actually do — will save lives and the health of these too-young-to-be-pregnant girls.

  7. BeccaM says:

    No, the mistake is in assuming this is a progressive administration too weak to push a left-of-center Old Democratic Party agenda. Time and time again, Obama and his people have made it clear they want to start from center-right and negotiate from there. This includes on the social issues.

  8. lynchie says:

    No its more of O’s 11th dimensional chess. Plus do we really know is pro choice. Like most of Congress they vote their personal view (or that of the lobbyist paying them) and not how their constituents feel.

  9. clarenceswinney says:

    Can he get it done? His very late budget.
    The latest Grand Bargain is thru the Senate using Budget Reconciliation
    which removes the filibuster. Then it goes to the House, where only a small number of Republicans are needed to pass it. Tell Democrats in the House they will lose their jobs if they vote against Social Security and Medicare. Go For It.

  10. “34…financially-stable…and pregnant.” ROFL

  11. MyrddinWilt says:

    I can’t understand why the administration makes any concession at all on this, the GOP is not going to thank them for it, nor is a single member of the religious reich outrage Inc. It is a compromise that has only costs and no benefits.

    They should just accept the court ruling, make Plan B available without any restriction and send the anti-choice lobby a link to a spot on Google maps where there is a cliff for them to jump off. Prolonging the argument does nothing but prolong the argument and increase the costs.

    Unless of course this is some Machiavellian plan to get the courts to rule the other way out of spite.

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