Women's Health

Pentagon Makes Plan B Available

After recommendations from the Pentagon's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and a successful vote to include the morning after pill on the list of drugs that military facilities should stock, officials announced the Department of Defense will begin making the pill available in its hospital and clinics around the world. It's the latest step taken by the Obama administration to reverse women's health policies made during George W. Bush's administration, and fulfills a request from 2002 by women's health advocates. "It's a tragedy that women in uniform have been denied such basic health care," said Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "We applaud the medical experts for standing up for military women."