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Government ends birth control fight

This photo provided by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows a package of Plan B One-Step, an emergency contraceptive. The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without a prescription. (Associated Press)
This photo provided by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows a package of Plan B One-Step, an emergency contraceptive. The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without a prescription. (Associated Press)

This photo provided by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows a package of Plan B One-Step, an emergency contraceptive.

NEW YORK – The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

The decision ends a yearslong fight between President Barack Obama’s administration, which had argued that age limits for the morning-after pill are common sense, and women’s rights groups, which insisted the drug should be made as freely available as aspirin. Read More.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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