Morning After Pill Access

Headline Roundup May 1st, 2013

Morning After Pill Access

From the Left
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The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it would make the most widely known morning-after pill available without a prescription to girls and women ages 15 and older, and also make the pill available on drugstore shelves, instead of keeping it locked up behind pharmacy counters.

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From the Right
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A legal fund suing the Obama administration over access to a “morning-after birth control pill says it will not sit idly if the government does not comply with a court order to make the drug available to all ages.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it approved the availability of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for women 15 and older.
This move comes just weeks after a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, ordered the FDA to make the morning-after birth control pill available to women of any age, without a prescription. Tuesday's FDA announcement, which pertains to an application from Teva Women's Health, Inc., is not related to that, the FDA said.

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