After far too long, science has prevailed. Today's move by Admin means #PlanB safety & effectiveness, not politics, will dictate access. -PM—
Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) June 11, 2013
The Obama administration Monday announced it would no longer oppose a judge’s order that the Plan B “morning after” pill be made available over the counter to girls of all ages. Judge Edward Korman had ruled in April that restrictions on access to Plan B were “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.”
Sarah “Local Crime Story” Kliff of the Washington Post notes that President Obama, leader of the anti-science war on women, personally remains opposed to the absence of an age limit.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is among those who still refer to 11-year-olds as minors and not women.
Girls and women aren’t yet free of all restrictions on their personal choices, though; minors 17 and under in New Jersey will still need parental consent to use a tanning bed, for example.