A guest on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, former Deputy Assistant to George W. Bush Brad Blakeman, said that President Obama is “encouraging” criminal behavior–including statutory rape–on Fridays’ s show by supporting the broader over-the-counter availability of Plan B contraception, often referred to as “the morning after pill.” In a discussion with the show’s host, Martha MacCullum, Blakeman said,
This makes no sense at all. You have to be 18 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes, and the president is also encouraging criminal behavior, because in most jurisdictions in America engaging in sexual intercourse at 14, 15 years old is statutory rape. The president is somehow saying in if you engage in that activity, criminal behavior, that is okay because the government is going to provide you the out for your bad decision making.
This strips away the moral fabric of our country. It’s the government basically being complicit in a criminal act. And also complicit in coming into the houses of America and telling the parents, you’re — we are bringing to bring up your children. We’ll be able to provide better for your decisions than the decisions you may make at home. I think it’s an outrage, but it’s the modus operandi of this administration. Should we decriminalize statutory way up and say if you’re 15, go out and have sex as a matter of law?
Watch the video, courtesy of Media Matters: