2nd Circuit orders unrestricted sale of some emergency contraceptives

Despite FDA objections, some types of the morning after pill will now be available over-the-counter with no age restrictions

The 2nd Circuit has ordered the over-the-counter sale of some types of emergency contraception pills without age limits, even as the federal government continues its court battle to preserve restrictions on the pills.

In April, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled that the “morning after” pill should be available to women of all ages without a prescription, after he found that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had not adequately shown that girls younger than 17 couldn’t safely use the contraception without supervision.

Alanna Byrne

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