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Controversy this morning over the government's decision to allow pharmacies to sell the so called morning after pill.
To girls as young as fifteen years old.
Previous age limit was seventeen.
The FDA also deciding that the emergency contraception known as plan -- no longer has to be kept behind the pharmacy counter.
James Rosen live in Washington with more on those -- -- John good morning this decision comes just days before -- ruling from a federal judge will take affect the removes all age restrictions on the selling of the so called morning after pill.
Two girls and women.
The Food and Drug Administration says plan B one step is quote safe and effective for over the counter use by females fifteen and older.
The Center for Reproductive Rights the group that sued when the age limit of seventeen had been introduced.
Which -- produce the judge's ruling with no wage limits -- set to take effect on Monday.
Well they said this new FDA action doesn't go far enough because girls lacking the ID to prove they are fifteen.
Would not be able to obtain the morning after -- in time for it to work Fox News caught up with health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius this morning.
At the Latino coalition small business summit at the US chamber of commerce here in Washington.
The FDA made the decision and I supported it.
Was all -- abilities would say to intrepid producer nick Calvin.
Two years ago it was civilians who over ruled the FDA's decision to allow girls of any age to by the pill over the counter.
As you might imagine this new FDA decision and the approval of -- by secretary Sebelius already sparking heated debates.
Including right here on this channel.
Think this decision is really about removing obstacles.
And barriers for all women.
And in making this over the counter and I think we have to applied actually the FDA choosing science over politics -- It reads like the constitution -- so many Tino played possibilities -- probabilities percentages -- -- tell me fifteen year old girl.
Who can even biting give it to a fourteen year old or thirteen year old can understand all the potential side effect how what they should do after.
Also what a related note the state of Florida the legislature there has approved and Republican governor Rick Scott is poised to sign.
A bill that requires abortion providers in the state to give immediate medical care to newborns who survived botched abortions John.
James Rosen in Washington reports thank -- James.
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