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.
- Obama Endorses Decision to Limit Morning-After Pill (New York Times)
- Plan to Widen Availability of Morning-After Pill Is Rejected (New York Times)
- Morning-after pill: FDA may drop age restriction, permit over-the-counter sales (CWN, 12/6)
- HHS says no to over-the-counter morning-after pill
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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!