Plan B Back In The News
The court ordered the FDA to reduce the age to 17 within 30 days, which is good, but I think it should have gone down to age 14, at least. Do not get me wrong - I am not encouraging sexual activity in young teens, I just wish there were alternatives to abortion, adoption, and teen parenthood for young teens who find themselves pregnant after having sexual intercourse without protection.
I particularly believe that all teens should have access to Plan B based on recent research suggesting that Plan B is not replacing more reliable methods of birth control but is truly being used in emergencies.
I send a big thank you to the Center for Reproductive Rights who filed a lawsuit against the FDA in 2005 for failing to grant over-the-counter status to Plan B in spite of overwhelming evidence about its safety.