Women to Obama: We Are BEYOND CRANKY Over Plan B
The Obama Administration'sdecision to overrule the FDA on Plan B over-the-counter sales has gotten a lot of women and women's groups ticked off.
Although there's rampant speculation that the move was done to avoid an "Obama loves teen sex" controversy in the next election and win over sexually conservative independent voters, feminists in "the base" have been alienated.
In fact, I'd say feminists are at a low point of hope and trust in this administration--and the Democratic Party.
A new petition started by women's activists puts this discontent in literal terms: we are alienated, disappointed and "beyond cranky". The letter reads:
Once again my rights are being thrown under the bus by the very leaders who said they stood for my rights. And once again I am beyond cranky that this is happening! Secretary Sebelius' overturning the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B available to all women is beyond political game-playing. It is clear that election season horse-trading has begun and those of us who thought you would be there for us on core issues are being let down yet again!