Reducing Abortions? No, Just Playing the Political Game

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, December 9, 2011

Reducing Abortions? No, Just Playing the Political Game

Within hours after the Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a so-called "morning-after pill," HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius said "No." The FDA wanted to place the pill on grocery store shelves and make it available to children under 17, without a prescription and without parental notice or permission. But a nurse must not give a child an aspirin in school.

Sebelius is a radical pro-abortionist -- now, and when she was governor of Kansas. It isn't like the administration wants to reduce abortions. It has done nothing along those lines. This was a strictly political decision. You can bet that if Obama is reelected, the pill will be made available to anyone who wants it. Girls and boys under 17 would have been able to buy this pill had the FDA's decision not been overturned. But wait. It's just a matter of time, because these people recognize no parental authority.

In other news from this administration, the Defense Department has classified the Fort Hood massacre of 2009, in which 13 were killed and dozens wounded, as "workplace violence." It is another effort by this administration to call terrorism something else. Just another day in Liberal Land.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: December 9, 2011