Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Federal judge has determined that the morning-after pill must be made available to people of all ages, according to a report on the New York Times website
on Friday morning.
The judge’s decision overturns Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ requirement that girls under the age of 17 must have a prescription for such drugs.
The so called morning after pill is an emergency contraceptive that prevents a fertilized egg from embedding in the uterus.
CNN noted that advocates of the morning after pill say requiring a prescription can delay access to the drug.