HOT BLAST: Take our survey on the morning-after pill
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Pharmacist Simon Gorelikov holds a generic emergency contraceptive, also called the morning-after pill, at the Health First Pharmacy in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
Pharmacist Simon Gorelikov holds a generic emergency contraceptive, also called the morning-after pill, at the Health First Pharmacy in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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The Associated Press reports this morning, Feds now back morning-after pills for all girls

From the article: "After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration said it will comply with a judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions. But in doing so, at least one opponent of easy access to the contraception thinks the president is buckling to political pressure, rather than making the health of girls a priority."

Not surprisingly response is varied:

"It's about time that the administration stopped opposing women having access to safe and effective birth control," says Annie Tummino, coordinator of the National Women's Liberation.

"We're very concerned and disappointed at the same time because what we see here is the government caving to political pressure instead of putting first the health and safety of girls (and) parental rights," says Anna Higgins, director of the council's Center for Human Dignity.

Now it's your turn. Take part in our survey. (The usual disclaimer that this is an unscientific poll applies.)

Should girls of any age be able to buy emergency contraception without a prescription?


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