Obama gives in and stops fighting age limit on 'morning after' pill

It was probably a losing battle anyway. The courts seem determined to allow 12 and 13 year old girls to purchase the morning after pill so the Department of Justice threw in the towel yesterday. Reuters: The Obama administration will scrap age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women and girls without a prescription. Last week, an appeals court said that a two-pill version of the drug can be sold over-the-counter without age restrictions even while the federal government fights Korman's ruling. In April, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ruled that the drug should be made widely available, blasting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for what he said was an "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable" decision to reject a citizen petition that called for ending age restrictions. Senior administration officials described the move on Monday as a reaction to the reality of having lost several rounds of...(Read Full Post)