FDA Weighs Over-the-Counter Plan B Sales

| Mon Jul. 31, 2006 1:09 PM EDT

Since the FDA agreed to review Plan B for over-the-counter (OTC) sale in June 2003, the agency--hostage to the conservative-religious political agenda--has gone out of its way to avoid issuing a decision. But today AP reports:

The government is considering allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to women 18 and older. The surprise move Monday that revives efforts to widen access to the emergency contraceptive almost a year after it was thought doomed.

See our detailed timeline tracing the brouhaha over Plan B (complete with politicized science and unwanted pregnancies!) here.