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Government to Drop Fight Over Plan-B Pill Age Limits

There has been a new development in the legal battle over age limits for the Plan B “morning-after” pill. A controversial recent court decision made the contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to customers of any age without a prescription. Following the judge’s decision, the Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling, but according to The New York Times, it is now dropping the case. According to this story, Obama administration officials believed they would likely lose the case, and it would ultimately have to be decided by the Supreme Court. The NYT says, “That would drastically elevate the debate over the politically delicate issue for Mr. Obama.” The FDA now says it will approve a new plan from the maker of the pill to widen its availability “without delay” …

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