NY judge: Government can go ahead with plan to make morning-after pills available over counter

  • Article by: TOM HAYS , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 12, 2013 - 9:25 PM

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's administration can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions in the long-running dispute over access to the emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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drfranktJun. 12, 13 8:42 PM

If a female of any age is able to buy the medication without regards to age, the government apparently is saying the female is old enough to make an "informed decision." If indeed she is able to make an "informed decision" regarding the pill, has she not been able to make an "informed decision" to have sex prior to buying the pill? And if so, how is there any possibility of the courts bringing charges against anyone that may have had sex with this girl/child that put her in the position to make an "informed decision" to purchase the pill in the first place?

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drfranktJun. 12, 13 8:44 PM

Why do parents have to provide consent for a child to take asthma medication or an aspirin to the school nurse, but that same child is able to purchase a "plan B" pill on her own from the local Kwik Trip?

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