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Here in New York -- story not without controversy the morning after pill is moving over the counter.
The FDA announcing that plan B as it is called.
We'll be available to children as young as fifteen years old and no prescription needed.
That's where we start good morning everybody I'm Bill Hemmer a lot to talk about on this story today welcome -- -- Americans whose vision -- Good baptists and Hamas an account good morning everybody.
This move comes just days before a court ordered deadline would have lifted all of the age restrictions on plan B.
Some women's health advocates are calling it a positive step forward but they say it's not enough.
-- -- -- push for no age limit set also that kids as young as 1011 years old would be able to get it as well critics say that that is is putting politics ahead of children.
Let's get to -- they were Sean working this story and -- From here in New York American morning what did the FDA decide -- billion you can be is young as fifteen years old now and get an emergency contraceptive.
That is the decision for the federal Food and Drug Administration that's causing as you would expect a lot of reaction this morning.
The decision -- the age for the -- by two years and enables fifteen euros to obtain emergency one step with out of prescription.
And we'll put it on the shelves at pharmacies across the country.
Advocates who want it to be available to young -- sued the federal government -- and enable them to be able to get the pills.
The FDA this morning says the Department of Justice is considering next steps in the litigation.
In the meantime the FDA took independent action to approve the pending application on the plan B one step.
For use with out a prescription by women fifteen years of age or older.
While the FDA says they have started -- and that they say studies show that women as young as fifteen.
Understand how to use the emergency -- birth control pill.
And they also say that women as young as fifteen are familiar bill.
But exactly what it does.
And our war we mentioned the critics -- Eric what are they saying about yeah a lot of reaction on that the group Concerned Women for America charges that health officials are -- politics.
Ahead of the health of young women of this country.
It says the decision eliminates the doctor and isolates young girls in situations that need adult guidance.
On the other end of the spectrum -- the Center for Reproductive Rights says that there should be no restrictions at all on the availability of such contraceptives.
The group says CEO and the president says quote.
These are daunting and sometimes insurmountable.
Hoops women are forced to jump through in time sensitive circumstances.
And we will continue our battle in court they say to remove these arbitrary restrictions and emergency contraception.
For all when.
And they still all comes as the federal court juror a judge ruled that the morning after Nobel should be available to all women no matter what their age.
Even women younger.
Then fifteen has now decided by the FDA it is.
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