Democratic waters are still roiled by last week’s decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to overturn an FDA recommendation and continue to restrict access to the Plan B contraceptive pill for girls under 17. Now 14 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have expressed their displeasure in a letter to the beleaguered Sebelius urging her to stop playing politics and follow the “medical and scientific evidence.”
I get the playing politics. There is little question that the Obama administration’s sudden sympathy for a cause near and dear to the conservative heart is — shall we say? — time sensitive. But “medical and scientific evidence”? That one sounds as if the critics themselves are playing politics.
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