FDA approved the morning after pill in 1999. The interdiction for girls under 17 was imposed by the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and was abolished last week by an appeals court.
The coordinator of the National Women’s Liberation, Annie Tummino, said that this decision by the administration affirms what feminists have been fighting for all long – the morning after pill should be available to females of all ages at any convenience store.”
It seems discussions around will be continued from a new perspective even now because the abortion rights opponents sustained that young girls should have access to the pill only with the involvement of a parent or a doctor. Even political opinions are different: liberals think this is a safe way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions but conservatives say that it puts the health of young girls at risk.
This moment is uncomfortable for the president Obama because last year he said that as the father of two young girls he don’t agree to give them the free access to the pill.
Emergency contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy by delaying or inhibiting ovulation. This drug was created because statistically half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended.