Federal judge strikes down restrictions on morning after pill

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Federal judge strikes down restrictions on morning after pill

By Jessica DyePosted 2013/04/05 at 12:12 pm EDT

NEW YORK, Apr. 5, 2013 (Reuters) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age, while blasting top Obama administration officials for interfering with the process.

Currently, only women age 17 or older can obtain emergency contraception pills without a prescription. Point-of-sale restrictions require that all women present identification to a pharmacist before obtaining the drug.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman said the FDA's rejection of requests to remove age restrictions was "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable."

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre9340es-us-usa-contraception-ruling/


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best news ever

If you have a daughter, and she takes the morning after pill without your knowledge, it isn't the FDA or the judge's fault - it is yours.  Parents need to grow up, too.

 

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Vastet wrote:By Jessica

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By Jessica DyePosted 2013/04/05 at 12:12 pm EDT NEW YORK, Apr. 5, 2013 (Reuters) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age, while blasting top Obama administration officials for interfering with the process. Currently, only women age 17 or older can obtain emergency contraception pills without a prescription. Point-of-sale restrictions require that all women present identification to a pharmacist before obtaining the drug. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman said the FDA's rejection of requests to remove age restrictions was "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable." http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre9340es-us-usa-contraception-ruling/

This IS good news. Especially with the way all of these states are seemingly on an all out war against abortion these days.

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