Feds Say They’ll Allow Morning-After Pill for All Ages


YES: Earlier today, the Department of Justice notified the badass U.S. District Judge Edward Korman that they’ll comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions. The DOJ is submitting a plan for compliance, and if Korman approves it, they’ll drop their appeal of his sasstastic, righteous, and brilliant April ruling.

The complex back-and-forth battle over access to emergency birth control has been filled with twists and turns over the past two months, including a federal judge ordering the drug be made available without a prescription to women of all ages, the Obama administration appealed that ruling and seeking age restrictions, and then the FDA came back with its own ruling that made only Plan B One-Step available for women 15 and over.

So, yes. This is excellent and long overdue news. When it’s all said and done, we can celebrate by having unprotected sex. JUST KIDDING!!! That is a terrible idea; please don’t do that. Well, unless you are trying to get pregnant — and then, have fun, you crazy baby-making kids!

[Washington Post]

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