Dear President Obama,
I just heard the statement you made yesterday about the Plan B decision. I was so outraged that I had to go and find the text so that I could read it. I am incensed that you would appeal to me as a parent to approve of your blatant capitulation to what I see as the Religious Right.
And as I understand it, the reason Kathleen made this decision was she could not be confident that a 10-year-old or an 11-year-old go into a drugstore, should be able — alongside bubble gum or batteries — be able to buy a medication that potentially, if not used properly, could end up having an adverse effect. And I think most parents would probably feel the same way.
- President Obama
The primary “adverse effects” you can get from Plan B are generally menstrual irregularity, nausea and vomiting. Let us compare this to Tylenol which kills almost 500 people a year. I am much more concerned about my 9 year old getting ahold of acetaminophen than levonorgestrel.
If you are going to continue to capitulate to religious conservatives and lie to me about it then I refuse to support you. You will not receive one dollar of my money, nor one minute of my time. I would much rather have some jackass in office who is honest about why he is being a jackass than someone who insists on pissing on my head and telling me it is raining.
With much less respect than I had yesterday,
V. Thane Norton III