Judge orders 'morning after pill' to be sold over the counter to all ages

This is a question of politics superseding common sense. CNN: In a decision in a lawsuit filed by advocates, the judge, Edward R. Korman of Federal District Court, ruled that the government's refusal to lift restrictions on access to the pill was "arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable." Judge Korman ordered the F.D.A. to lift any age and sale restrictions on the pill, Plan B One-Step, and its generic versions, within 30 days. The F.D.A. and the Department of Health and Human Services declined to comment on the ruling Friday morning or indicate whether the government would file an appeal, saying the decision, which was issued in the Eastern District of New York, was being reviewed. The judge accused the federal government of "bad faith" in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available. "More than 12 years have passed since the citizen petition was filed and 8 years since this lawsuit commenced," the judge wrote. "The F.D.A. has engaged in...(Read Full Post)