Morning-after pill now available to all ages without prescription


NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is ending its years-long fight to stop girls of any age from buying emergency contraception without a prescription.

The Justice Department has notified a federal judge that it will submit a plan for compliance, and if the judge approves it, the department will drop its appeal.

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The Obama administration had argued that age limits for the morning-after pill are common sense. Women’s rights groups said it should be as available as aspirin.

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