President Obama Supports Morning-After Pill Age Limit

A pile of small white pillsPresident Barack Obama says he is comfortable with his administration’s decision to limit over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill to anyone aged 15 and older, according to the AP.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a prescription to 15 — younger than the current limit of 17. The FDA decided that the pill could be sold on drugstore shelves near condoms, instead of locked behind pharmacy counters.

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Obama, speaking at a news conference while in Mexico, said the FDA’s decision was based on “solid scientific evidence.”