The battle over universal access to the sale of emergency contraception, known as “Plan B” or the “morning after pill” has, reached a conclusion. As I reported back in April, the FDA announced that it was lowering the minimum age for over-the-counter sales of the drug to 15 from 17, and today the White House announced it was withdrawing its previous opposition to the ruling, and removing all opposition to age restrictions in general, making it possible for any girl, of any age, to obtain the drug. Previously President Obama said he was “bothered by the idea of 10- or 11-year-old girls buying the drugs as easily as ‘bubble gum or batteries.’” President Obama went from being uncomfortable with 15-year-olds obtaining the pill to comfortable with 11-year-olds doing so in two short months.
I was convinced that the President was unmovable in his position.
But apparently not. I cannot believe that he is in favor of allowing his daughters to have access to dangerous drug.
This was likely spurred on by pressure from the far left in this case “reproductive rights” advocates who see any attempt to regulate birth control or abortion as an affront. The Obama administration has reversed its opposition to over-the-counter sales of the pill, now putting it within reach of any consumer, regardless of age.