Court rules minors can buy ‘morning-after’ pill without prescription

Yet they can’t buy cold medicine!

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(CNN) — Emergency contraception known as the “morning-after pill” can be sold over-the-counter to minors, a federal appeals court in New York decided on Wednesday.

A generic two-pill version could soon be available without a prescription or any age restrictions, according to an order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

But the three-judge panel separately blocked unrestricted sales of a newer, different Plan B one-pill version, until it can further consider the matter.

The Obama administration has been criticized by some women’s rights groups for trying to stop contraception sales to underage females.

Some of those groups applauded the court’s order.

“Once again, the message from the courts is clear: Emergency contraception must be made available over the counter for all ages, and the burdensome practice of requiring girls 16 and under to obtain a prescription and all others to show an ID must end,” said…

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