Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

It’s  been reported that Democrats and Republicans are currently unconscious and may need medical attention to revive them.

Can you believe it?  Washington is in agreement on something. Even though that something is making them both pass out in horror.  What could be so terrible?

A Federal Judge ruling today that the FDA must make Emergency Contraception available to all women of all ages within 30 days.

I can see the headlines now from the Pro-lifers – “Judges forces FDA to make children having abortions!”  Cool your jets there pro-lifers.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it about a thousand times – Emergency Contraception is NOT RU486 – a.k.a. the abortion pill.  Actually I think I have said it about a thousand times.

Back to the drama….

Sweet Jesus!  This ruling is evidence the world is definitely ending.  Get to your mountain top with all of your belongings, start mixing the Kool-Aid and prepare for the end as we know it.

Secretary  Kathleen  Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services, had required that women under 17 years of age only get emergency contraception with a prescription.  This from a Obama cabinet member and a Democrat.  This ruling goes against something both the Democrats and Republicans agree on.

As teenagers who can now get EC over-the-counter would say- “OMG!”

This ruling trumps politics.

From the ruling –

“Sebelius ‘has failed to offer a coherent justification” for restricting the over-the-counter sale of emergency contraceptives to “the overwhelming majority of women of all ages who may have need for those drugs and who are capable of understanding their correct use,” Judge Edward R. Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York wrote.”

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Two snaps for the judge.  He called women capable.  Much for than the politicians ever give us credit for.

Medical groups who actually use science and evidence-based medicine in their professions are applauding the ruling.  Christian Conservatives who use the term “lady parts”  to refer to a woman’s reproductive anatomy are still unconscious and it may take days for them to recover.

“We are not sure what to do.  How do we explain this to voters that science won out?” said a staffer.

“The few Christian Conservatives that  have regained consciousness  are just wandering in a daze and mumbling to themselves.  I can’t tell what they are saying.  It sounds like, ‘What’s next? Cats and dogs living together in harmony?’  said an anonymous staffer.

In all seriousness, in a time when women’s reproductive health choices are eroding, this is a huge victory.  Well done Judge Korman.

Congrats EC!


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