More than 12 years have passed since the citizen petition was filed and 8 years since this lawsuit commenced. The F.D.A. has engaged in intolerable delays in processing the petition. Indeed, it could accurately be described as an administrative agency filibuster.Judge Edward R. Korman • Discussing the Food and Drug Administration’s delays in implementing the morning-after pill in a way that everyone could use it.
“I can’t even finish this sentence without getting dumber”: Tina Fey didn’t mince words when discussing recent comments by relatively prominent Republicans on the topic of rape while speaking at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala in New York City. Check out the 75 second clip for a brief clip of Fey’s thoughts on redefining rape, Richard Mourdock, and Todd Akin. source
The police officers said that the break-in looked well planned, and it’s frightening that the personal and family information of our membership has been stolen. … There cannot be a good intent behind such a crime.Dr. David Byck • Discussing the break-in of the Suwanee, Ga. branch of the Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society. The group, which opposes a new law which would criminalize abortions past the 20 week mark, had laptops stolen that included information on 1,000 OB/Gyn physicians and their families. Local police say that a jogger saw a man wearing black gloves and a black bag run out of the office building on Saturday and get into a passenger vehicle. (via John Ness)
I have never had a vote I’ve taken where I have felt that I let down more people that believed in me.Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski • Describing the hostile environment she recently returned to in Alaska, while making an appearance at the opening of the annual Iditarod sled dog race, during a recent interview with a reporter from the The News Tribune. Murkowski, the second write-in candidate ever to win a spot in the Senate, found herself the target of a great deal of vitriol from female voters who felt betrayed by the woman they helped secure an unlikely seat in Congress. Senator Murkowski believed she was casting a vote in the name of religious freedom when she supported the Blunt Amendment last week; however, she said after her experiences this weekend she would not vote the same if given another opportunity. source (via • follow)