The AP is reporting that a government health official says the Food and Drug Administration will
allow 17-year-olds to get the ‘morning-after’ birth control pill
without a doctor’s prescription.
An official said the agency will announce
Wednesday it’s complying with a federal judge’s order. The official was
not authorized to speak publicly before the agency’s announcement, so
the information was provided on grounds of anonymity.
Last month a federal judge ruled that Bush
administration appointees let politics, not science, drive their
decision to allow over-the-counter access only for women 18 and older.
For more check out Real Time Blogger Elisabeth Garber-Paul’s take on lowering the age limit for over-the-counter access to Plan B.
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