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Obama administration will not appeal morning-after pills for girls of all ages

Catholic World News - June 11, 2013

Reversing course, the Obama administration has ended its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that mandated the over-the-counter sale of the morning-after pill to women and girls of all ages.

“By making emergency contraception available to women of all ages, the FDA is taking an important step to reduce unintended pregnancies and put women in control of their futures,” said Ilyse Hogue, presidential of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

The Obama administration’s appeal, if successful, would have allowed for the prohibition of over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to minors under the age of 15.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jun. 11, 2013 8:32 PM ET USA

    Gotta watch everything the pro-aborts say, such as "unintended pregnancies". That term assumes there must have been unintended sexual activity, i.e. rape or incest. All the rest falls under the category of intended sex, and therefore any pregnancy would also be intended, whether desired or not. People who assume contraceptives will never fail are fooling themselves, as are those who think someone under age 16 isn't a victim of rape or incest. Wonder if Obama wants his daughters to use EC.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 11, 2013 7:24 PM ET USA

    No parental supervision of one of the most significant decisions in a child's life - - no oversight of other medicines or conditions that warrants caution with this medication - called 'relatively' safe - there are issues of blood pressure and blood clots - safety has not been sufficiently studied in young girls - girls under the age of 16 who are pregnant are cause for istatuatory rape investigation - what is the effect of young girls taking or being fed these pills for contraception regularly

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jun. 11, 2013 5:42 PM ET USA

    Women of all ages...you mean like the women you kill while they are still in the womb?

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