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Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
In spite of the fact that the drug has never been tested on young girls, the Obama administration decided yesterday to allow access to the morning-after-pill over-the-counter and with no age restrictions.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that it plans to appeal a ruling by a New York judge that would lift all age restrictions on access to the morning-after-pill without a prescription.
In a surprise move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to lower the age limit for women to buy Plan B, aka the morning-after-pill over-the-counter from 17 to 15 years of age.
A federal judge in New York issued a ruling today ordering the Food and Drug Administration to lift all age and sale restrictions on the Plan B, aka the morning-after-pill, within 30 days, thus allowing girls under the age of 16 to buy the drug without a prescription.
After years of vehement denials from the abortion industry that the morning-after-pill can cause an abortion, a renowned authority on the drug says it can inhibit the implantation of a fertilized egg, thus producing an abortion.
Documents obtained by the media have discovered that school-based health centers in New York City dispensed contraceptives without parental consent to 22,400 teens as young as 14 last year, far more than the 1147 doses they claimed to have dispensed publicly.
After an investigation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided not to take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.
New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan has published a blog decrying the City's plans to provide morning after pills to girls as young as 14 without their parents' knowledge.
New York City's Department of Education is taking the unprecedented step of dispensing birth control and morning-after pills to students without parental permission at 13 city high schools.
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