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More Morning After Pills

Score one more for science. In another example of the new political climate in D.C., a federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the morning after pill available to 17-year-olds—immediately. The judge also ordered a reexamination of whether the pill should be available over the counter to all women. Echoing Obama’s emphasis on “getting politics out of science,” the judge said in a statement, “the record is clear that the FDA’s course of conduct regarding Plan B departed in significant ways from the agency's normal procedures.” Women’s rights groups are cheering the news.