Morning After Pill Now Available Over the Counter TO ALL AGES!
A federal judge has ruled that the government must make the morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. The decision counteracts an unprecedented move by the Obama administration, which in 2011 overruled a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration to make the pill, typically taken as a precaution the morning after unprotected sex, available for all ages without a prescription. Judge Edward R. Korman ruled that the government’s refusal to lift restrictions on access to the pill was “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable, ordering the F.D.A. to lift any age and sale restrictions on the pill within 30 days.