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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Obama administration will allow over-the-counter sale of emergency contraceptives

Posted By on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM

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WaPo's Sarah Kliff reports on the announcement yesterday evening that the feds will allow emergency contraceptives to be sold over the counter, with no age restriction. The decision comes in response to a court order, which the Justice Department has now decided not to challenge. Kliff explains:

The reversal means that emergency contraceptives, a heated policy area that has vexed two presidential administrations, will soon be available to young women off of the pharmacy shelf, sold in the same way as Tylenol and toothpaste.

“We are pleased that women should soon be able to buy Plan B One-Step without the arbitrary restrictions that kept it locked behind the pharmacy counter when they needed it most urgently,” Center for Reproductive Rights president Nancy Northrup, whose organization brought the case, said.

Kliff has more this morning on why the feds pursued this legal strategy even though President Obama apparently hasn't changed his mind on the underlying issue.

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