Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Obama, Fierce Advocate for Women's Rights, Kills Hope of Easing Restrictions on Plan B

Ever the champion of women's reproductive rights, Obama killed the FDA's move to eliminate the age restriction on the purchase of the morning-after pill, aka Plan B.

Currently, the morning after pill is available without a prescription for girls and women who are 17 years or older:

The surprising decision is a stunning blow to some doctors, health advocates, family-planning activists, members of Congress and others to help women prevent unwanted pregnancies.

“We are outraged that this administration has let politics trump science,” said Kirsten Moore of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, a Washington-based advocacy group. “There is no rationale for this move. This is unprecedented as evidenced by the commissioner’s own letter. Unbelievable.”

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