Judge Orders Morning-After Pill Available for All Ages
By PAM BELLUCK
Published: April 5, 2013
A federal judge has ruled that the United States government must make
the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all
ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under.
The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes
after a decade-long fight over who should have access to the pill and
under what circumstances, and it counteracts an unprecedented move by
the Obama administration s Health and Human Services secretary who in
2011 overruled a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration to
make the pill available for all ages without a prescription.
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If only PsychoSnotty's mom had access...