DOJ won't appeal order allowing minors to get 'morning-after pill'
June 10th, 2013
08:49 PM ET
11 months ago

DOJ won't appeal order allowing minors to get 'morning-after pill'

(CNN) – The Obama administration will allow minors to obtain one form of the emergency contraception known as the "morning-after pill," dropping its appeal of a judge's order requiring it to be sold over the counter.

U.S. District Judge Edward Korman had ruled in April that the government must allow over-the-counter sales, and a federal appeals court rejected the administration's challenge to that ruling last week. The administration had been criticized by some women's rights groups for trying to stop contraception sales to underage females.

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  1. just sayin

    welcome to liberal america where girls as young as 10 or 12 can walk in and buy abortion pills without their parents knowledge or consent, but no tolerance rules wreck kids lives for shaping a pop tart like a gun. And parents get to pay for the healthcare of their 26 year "children" living in their basement because they can't find a job in obama's high unemployment economy.

    June 10, 2013 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    This should be good news for the rethugs. For them it's all about the child in the womb then never mind after not allowing birth control or termination of pregnancy because once they are born they send them to fake wars to die.

    June 11, 2013 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong with this pill, but pump GENERIC ONES. In not available here import from India, China. Period.

    June 11, 2013 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  4. Minnie Mouse

    There needs to be an age restriction. If you are to young to drive and work to pay for this, then your not at the appopriate age to be buying the pills because you still need your parents permission. You are also to young to be learning, experimenting and doing things with the opposite partner, that you are supposed to do when you are married. It's the parents responsiblity to make sure that her daughter is protected and it's not by buying something over the counter. No one knows how safe and effective these pills really are. They have not been on the market long enough. Parents, take your girls to the doctor to be put on birthcontrol.

    June 11, 2013 07:17 am at 7:17 am |