Justice Department appeals morning-after pill ruling
May 1st, 2013
08:09 PM ET
10 years ago

Justice Department appeals morning-after pill ruling

(CNN) - The Justice Department filed an appeal Wednesday over a federal judge's ruling that directed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make emergency contraception available to females of all ages without a prescription.

The move comes one day after the FDA announced that it had approved the availability of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for females ages 15 and older.


Filed under: Abortion • Justice Department • President Obama
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    Hardly the liberal position, Obama. An 18 year old girl can get the morning after pill, and a 17 year old girl cannot? Perhaps a philosopher can explain the moral distinction between 17 and 18.

    May 1, 2013 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. former democrap

    Just another political move by the Obamaites. They really don't care who takes or gets the pill so long as they get support from their friends at Planned Murder and the Pharma folks.

    May 1, 2013 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Marita Donalds

    The name is 'Progestin' + it has been used in the US to treat 'Endometriosis' for as long as I can remember! In Europe it's been available as 'Morning After pill' for a VERY long time now! It is NOT an 'Abortion-pill'! It merely prevents contraception by blocking ovulation, as I understand it. Much more preferable, than a 12-yr-old having to face pregnancy. However, that is MY personal view, nobody else's!

    May 1, 2013 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  4. stick it

    Better than 1.5 million murderd babies per year

    May 1, 2013 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  5. andi lee

    The government authority is over-stepping on parental authority? When it comes to gun control, and related tragedy, a 15 year old is a child. But let us talk about sex, and that 15 year old becomes an adult. Amazing.

    May 2, 2013 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  6. Cephus

    Instead of breakfast how about feeding this kids morning pills? Close the porno industry and solve the societal moral decay.

    May 2, 2013 06:45 am at 6:45 am |