For those of you who don’t know, the FDA is lowering the age limit on Plan B to 15. President Obama said last week that, regardless of whatever moral reservations you may have about that, the scientific evidence indicates it won’t harm any girls that young and, therefore, the decision earned his backing. But, rather than just argue against it, Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros, asked whether President Obama will put his daughter, Malia, on birth control.
On her radio show, Tantaros said:
“So I’m just wondering, at 15 years old, is the Obama daughter, Malia, going to go on birth control? Are they gonna put her on birth control? Because he’s very concerned with contraceptives and pharmaceuticals that are going in the mouths of everybody else’s 15-year-old daughter. …President Obama is now the parent-in-chief. Kathleen Sebelius [Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services] is raising your kids. Joe Biden is raising your kids. Oh, not even, it doesn’t stop there. It’s not kids. They consider 15-year olds to be women.”
Well, isn’t that just classy? What’s even classier is that this is just the latest in a long line of attacks on Malia Obama by Fox Newsies. At the beginning of April, Sean Hannity and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich attacked Malia Obama’s Spring Break vacation. The network also gave Rep Steve King a pass when he went after her, also over her spring break trip. And who could forget Glenn Beck’s disgusting 2010 “Daddy” skit in which “Malia” asked her father why he hates white people? Beck did it on his radio show but it was made while he was still a Fox News co-host.
While it’s not on par with Free Republic and Newsbusters openly calling her a whore and speculating she lost it at 11… it’s edging it’s way there fast.
Well Andrea, when it comes to teenage pregnancy, I think I’d rather have those three raising my kids than, say, Sarah Palin . . .
these people who attack children are just sick and full of hate. it makes me think of rush limbaugh’s declaring chelsea clinton to be the white house dog. just sick, sick, sick and mean.
by all appearances, chelsea clinton has grown into an accomplished, beautiful young woman. that must really get under rush’s skin.
Of course, if the President and First Lady decide to get Malia started on birth control, then AndreaDoria should remember that they’re being GOOD PARENTS and making sure that their daughter has the information she needs on the VERY off chance that she’d manage to elude her Secret Service chaperones to meet up with a young man.
I know it’s hard for AndreaDoria to understand this since the last “First Daughters” were both of legal age when their Daddy took office (though they weren’t of legal drinking age—which didn’t stop them from making news on that front did it?) and the 2008 VP candidate let HER underage daughter engage in unprotected sex with her boyfriend (and then paraded said pregnant daughter in front of the GOP convention—just imagine the FoxNoise horror if a Dem candidate’s underage daughter were pregnant and put on display at the convention). And, from said underage daughter’s own comments, she apparently didn’t realize she could get pregnant from fooling around with her boyfriend. I’d imagine that the Obamas have given THEIR underage daughters enough information to realize exactly how pregnancy does happen.