Just a quick post to register revulsion about Kathleen Sibelius's decision to stop "Plan B" from being sold as an over-counter-drug. Here's what President Obama had to say about this (quote lifted from Jerry Coyne, who's been doing a fine job of covering the topic)--
What? No, I'm a parent, and don't feel the same way. In fact, Obama's reasoning is terrible. An 11 year old girl can go into a drug store and buy Tylenol alongside bubble gum or batteries. It's very easy to overdose on Tylenol if you don't read the directions. (Why would she want to buy her own Tylenol, you may ask? Maybe she has menstrual cramps. Maybe she doesn't want to discuss that with her dad. Maybe her parents are at work. Lots of reasons.) In fact, the directions on many medications say a doctor should supervise use for children under 12. So the directions on over-the-counter "Plan B" would be unremarkable, if they said the same thing.
No, I'm afraid we can see right through you, President Obama. We mustn't upset social conservatives who want girls to face maximum humiliation if they didn't learn their lesson in "abstinence only" sex education class. Girls distraught and trying to take care of themselves might actually be considered worthy of care and respect, but hell no, not in an election year.