A New York anesthesiologist choked a woman and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant, police said.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government’s appeal of a lower-court ruling.
A New York judge has refused to suspend his ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control.
The FDA announced Tuesday it has approved making the Plan B morning-after pill available over the counter. But purchasers have to be at least 15 to buy it, and will have to provide proof of age at the cash register.
Young teenage girls may soon be able to get the so-called “morning after pill” without a doctor’s or a parent’s permission. A Brooklyn judge dealt the Obama administration a blow, saying age restrictions must go.
As of September, the city said 567 girls had gotten Plan B, while the report show that 40 school health centers handed out more than 12,700 doses of the birth control.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending a city-funded pilot program to give female students the “day after pill,” otherwise known as Plan B. It can halt pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.
The pills have been made available under the new school program known as CATCH – Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health – which is aimed at stemming teen pregnancy.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has sent a letter to Rite Aid seeking an apology for the customer.
The long battle over the controversial pill is now the subject of even more controversy.
Cliff Lee is returning to the Phillies, the team that traded him nearly one year ago, leaving the Yankees no choice but to turn to Plan B.