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Now a major ruling today will lift restrictions on a controversial contraceptive drug.
The federal judge ordered the FDA to make the morning after pill available -- -- a prescription.
Julie Banderas on this story -- is from here in new York and good morning -- Good morning bill this is a controversial ruling if they're old enough to reproduce they are old enough to get the morning after pill.
Without a prescription you just said -- that's what a US district judge in Brooklyn is telling the Food and Drug Administration.
In a ruling released just this morning -- this is a big win for reproductive rights groups who filed a lawsuit.
Now about lawsuit is seeking to remove the FDA's aids and other restrictions on emergency contraception pills like.
Plan B one step right now the FDA only allows women over the age of 17.
To get the morning after pill without a prescription.
And they have to show identification to get it while the judge says.
That shouldn't be so in his ruling he's calling the FDA's refusal to remove age restrictions arbitrary capricious an unreasonable.
The morning after -- by the way prevents unwanted pregnancy as you know.
If it's taken within this 72 hours after unprotected sex its first becoming available in the US in 1999.
The president of the Center for Reproductive Rights calling the ruling a victory saying quote women all over the country will no longer face arbitrary delays and barriers.
Just to get emergency contraception and quote.
No comment yet from the FDA -- spokesperson telling fox because this is an ongoing legal matter but the judge says his order must be carried out.
Within a month now Julie thank you look for fallout on this now Julie minerals is -- here in New York thank you.
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