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Sebelius, with Obama’s support, rejects over-the-counter morning-after pill

December 09, 2011

Kathleen Sebelius, the US secretary of health and human services, has overruled a Food and Drug Administration proposal that would have permitted the morning-after pill to be sold to minors over the counter. Currently, pharmacists are permitted to give the drug, which can act as an abortifacient, to any woman 17 or older who requests it, and to any woman under 17 who has a prescription.

President Barack Obama voiced support for Seblius’s decision.


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  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Dec. 10, 2011 11:52 PM ET USA

    This seems like a distraction from the larger conscience issue. A smoke screen, if you will. Maybe I'm cynical. Either way, glad it didn't happen.

  • Posted by: chasann113163 - Dec. 10, 2011 7:24 AM ET USA

    A miricle or a political move to get back the Catholic vote. I personally don't trust either this President or Kathleen Sebelius.

  • Posted by: Gaby - Dec. 09, 2011 7:52 PM ET USA

    Miracles DO happen!