Plan B — the morning-after pill — soon available over the counter
By Caitlin Kelly
I was debating whether or not to blog this major news, but decided to do so anyway:
The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block
over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after
contraceptive pill for all women and girls, a move fraught with
political repercussions for President Obama.
The government’s decision means that any woman or girl will soon be able
to walk into a drugstore and buy the pill, Plan B One-Step, without a
The essential issue, which never changes for women, is control of our bodies and their reproductive ability.
Our lives, in short.
The most fortunate of women have a few choices, many of them culturally pre-determined:
Never have sex unless or until you want to become pregnant
Never have sex unless or until you are married and have a partner to help you raise a child
Never have sex
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