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White House Reverses Stance on Plan B Availability

An article in The New York Times reports that “the Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill [Plan B One-Step] for all women and girls, a move fraught with political repercussions for President Obama.” This move comes as a major reversal for the administration whose Justice Department had been appealing a court mandate for the Food and Drug Administration to allow the drug for nonprescription use. The political battle is likely not over, however, as “the decision is certain to anger abortion rights opponents, who oppose letting young girls have access to the drug without the involvement of a parent or a doctor.”

Read it in The New York Times.