4.5.13 - Gothamist: Morning After Pill Must Be Available To All Ages Without Prescription, Judge Rules
- Category: Press
From Gothamist: A federal judge has ordered the FDA to make the "morning-after" emergency contraception pill available to women of all ages without a prescription within the next thirty days. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2005, uncovered evidence that the Bush Administration pressured the FDA to enact an age limit on the pill for political reasons, and in 2009 the court ruled that the FDA “acted in bad faith and in response to political pressure." In 2011, the FDA finally decided to lift the age restriction on Plan B, but in another instance of extraordinary political pandering, President Obama's Health and Human Services overruled the FDA.