Alleged "fair & balanced" "news" host, Martha MacCallum has expressed, on several occasions, her horror of emergency contraception because it makes slutty sluts even sluttier. When the Plan B age restriction was lowered to15, she was outraged and now that the Obama administration is complying with a GOP appointed judge's order to make it available to all women, regardless of age, poor Martha just can't deal with it. And neither can Fox's "Medical A team" member, Dr. Manny Alvarez who joined Martha, today, for another hissy fit which was used as yet another reason to blame President Obama for the demise of female health and virtue - despite the fact that the administration was complying with a court order not mentioned by the crack "fair & balanced" news and medical team of MacCallum and Alvarez.
MM reported that the age restrictions, on the Morning After Pill, have been dropped. She didn't report that it was because of a court decision and that the administration is still appealing the judge's decision on another form of emergency contraception. She said "that means now, girls of any age will be able to walk into a drugstore after, hmm, you know, sex that they think may have resulted in a pregnancy."
Stop right here - "News" host MacCallum is setting up the totally false meme that this pill is an abortion pill. Women take the pill to PREVENT pregnancy. Despite Fox News past erroneous and propaganda driven statements, Plan B is not an abortion pill!
Her guest, Dr. Manny Alvarez, repeated the theme of his Fox News column. He said that "we have been bamboozled" by the Obama administration. He wanted to know why President Obama, who expressed concern about availability of the drug to young teens, didn't do anything about it. He admitted that the drug is safe for women; but asked "since when is a 10 year old a woman."
Stop right here: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists, multiple medical groups, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all support the use of the drug regardless of age. The FDA, after numerous tests, has deemed that it is safe for women of all ages. As Alvarez launched into his trademark histrionic, MacCallum said "they're kids." He whined about how this decision takes away parental rights. As MacCallum conjured up images of hordes of 11 year olds lining up to get the pill.
MacCallum "absolutely" agreed with him. She whined about how her daughter wasn't able to buy a "D" level of allergy medication without an ID showing she was 18. As we know, this type of medication is used in the production of meth, so that's why there's an age limit. But I guess MacCallum doesn't know that. She shouted about how you can't get your appendix taken out with a parent's permission but "you can do this with no problem."
As he did in his last bit of histrionics, Alvarez claimed that unspecified "data" shows that college women think that they can use this as birth control.
Stop right here: Studies, involving teens, "indicate that "not only could they understand it, but they would make decisions about using it that were the same decisions adults would make."
Alvarez said it was a terrible decision; "but I know that we were going to get bamboozled."
If anybody is getting bamboozled, it's the Fox "News" viewers. But hey, when there's propaganda to push, who needs facts!