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Matt Davies

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Zing!

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    While I agree the “B” should be readily available, the Secretary’s comment on understanding the warnings with this drug were accurate. Of course very few 40 year-olds can understand the drug labels on OTC products. Just look how many poison themselves every year on Tylenol!


    The “trick” as pointed out by the Secretary is, how to HELP those 11-18 year olds who’ve been placed in need. “Health care professional” could include just pharmacists, who understand drug interactions and actions, far better than most M.D.s. The problem is “privacy” and complicated “parent” issues, like those who rape their daughters or stepdaughters, for example?

  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This one is right on. Obama and his Secretary are taking the coward’s route and trying to avoid giving the Conservatives a knife to stick them with.

    So they avoid a political problem at the expense of little girls. What a big man he is.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Bet this is reversed right after the elections.

  5. steven02345

    steven02345 said, over 3 years ago

    Agreed Obama did make a mistake

  6. verityannebrown

    verityannebrown GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Um, both?

  7. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    “problem is “privacy”… I guess the police and all the children advocates should be kept in the dark. Then it can happen again, and again, and again. Let the child decide???

  8. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    This is lunacy.

  9. an old goat

    an old goat said, over 3 years ago

    How can the US be both against abortion, and for the death penalty?
    I’ve never understood this.

  10. eepatt

    eepatt said, over 3 years ago

    This is a tough one. Kids should not be taking really powerful drugs indiscriminately. This is not aspirin or Flintstone vitamins. A frightened little girl who has probably just been severely traumatized may not use her best judgement needed to take the medication properly. Because of this, I would tend to agree with Obama. However, when a young girl has been raped by a relative or a step-father, who can she turn to for adult help? Especially if the abuser makes it appear to be her own fault? Many times she cannot even trust her own mother to believe her. Because of this, I tend to disagree with Obama. Situations like this are what Planned Parenthood is for. And the “family values” wingnuts are cutting funding for Planned Parenthood. Obama probably did the right thing, but it IS a tough decision.

  11. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The problem is that you’re only looking at the responsibilities after the act. We should be teaching our kids… AT HOME, not in schools… about the effects of having sex. The choice BEGINS in the bedroom, back seat of the car, under the bleachers, not in the doctor’s office.

    Most studies indicate that there are fewer than 10 pregnancies due to rape per year (and I’m being liberal with that number). And as far as “planned parenthood” — really? If it was so planned, there would be no need for their facilities.

    We have a nasty problem in this country of confusing the cause with the effect, and only treating (or pretending to) the effect while completely ignoring the cause. The idea of allowing over the counter birth control, especially one with such potentially harsh effects on the body, is sickening.

  12. geometer2

    geometer2 said, over 3 years ago

    Which one of these responsibilities devaluation leads to a culture that has no respect for life!

  13. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @an old goat

    “How can the US be both against abortion, and for the death penalty? I’ve never understood this.”

    That’s because those on the far right lie when they say they are “pro-life”. If they were honest, they would say they are “pro-fetal-life”.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ANY powerful drug can have side effects that are potentially dangerous, and not fully understood, especially when they go OTC and folks assume they’re “safe”, or wouldn’t be so available. Kids should have READY access to safe, PRIVATE, advice if they need any medicine to prolong their lives, as children, let alone humans.


    Ken M might find some real statistics, that under 10 pregnancies due to rape is probably just in Biloxi, or a single household in “trailer park America”.

  15. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 3 years ago

    Too bad your parents didn’t.

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