Judge Approves Morning-After Pill for All Ages Without Prescription

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The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf February 27, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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In a victory for reproductive rights, a federal ruling in Brooklyn this morning states that the U.S. government must make the "morning-after" emergency contraception pill available to anyone, no longer requiring women under 16 to have a prescription. The FDA previously recommended the pill be freely available over the counter, but was overruled by the Obama administration.