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Company Plans To Offer Morning-After Pill

A company plans to market a “morning-after pill” next year, and anti-abortion activists are unhappy.

“We are disappointed and certainly couldn’t condone what is just another method for taking a child’s life,” Judith Koehler, senior legislative counsel for Americans United for Life, said Thursday.

Gynetics Inc. of Somerville announced the decision Wednesday, making it the first U.S. company to take action since the Food and Drug Administration approved using contraceptive pills for emergency birth control.

In February, the FDA said six brands of birth control pills are safe and effective as morning-after pills, the first federal acknowledgment of the emergency birth control method that European women have been prescribed for years.



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