The Justice Department reversed its stance on age-restricted access to the emergency contraceptive known as the morning-after pill. Plan B One-Step will now be available to females of all ages without a prescription. NPR’s Julie Rovner joins Judy Woodruff to examine the decision. Continue reading
The battle continues over the emergency contraceptive known as the morning-after pill, as the Justice Department announced it would appeal a federal ruling. A judge had ordered the age restriction be lifted so females of all ages could get the pill without a prescription. Jeffrey Brown talks with NPR’s Julie Rovner.
A federal judge in New York struck down age limits for the contraceptive Plan B. The new ruling allows women of all ages to purchase the "morning-after pill" without a prescription. For more on the age restriction, the court decision and the debate, Jeffrey Brown talks to The Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff. Continue reading
In a very public disagreement Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blocked the Food and Drug Administration from allowing girls under 17 to buy the Plan B morning-after pill without a prescription. Jeffrey Brown discusses the controversy with Rob Stein of The Washington Post. Continue reading