Is any one else shocked that the federal government decided to allow girls of any age to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription? Doesn't this make it even more difficult for parents to know what is happening with their kids and have input? Do women's rights advocates really believe a 12 year old should make this type of decision on her own? Crazy!
GOV'T. TO COMPLY WITH ALLOWING GIRLS MORNING-AFTER PILL ACCESS: The federal government on Monday (June 10th) told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his April order to allow girls of any age to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. The decision ends a years-long fight between the Obama administration, which had argued in favor of age limits for emergency contraception, and women's rights groups, which insisted the drug should be made freely available over the counter, without prescriptions or age requirements. The FDA was preparing in 2011 to allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill with no limits when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled her own scientists in an unprecedented move. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman said in his ruling that the government's decision to restrict sales of the morning-after pill was, quote, "politically motivated, scientifically unjustified and contrary to agency precedent."