Via Fox News:
An official said the agency will announce that it is complying with a federal judge's order that overturns a Bush administration policy.
The Food and Drug Administration, reversing field, will now let 17-year-olds get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's prescription, a government health official said Wednesday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agency will announce that it is complying with a federal judge's order that overturns a Bush administration policy. The official was not authorized to speak publicly before the FDA announcement, expected later Wednesday.
Last month, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ruled in a New York lawsuit that Bush administration appointees let politics, not science, drive their decision to allow over-the-counter access to these pills only for women 18 and older. Korman ordered the agency to let 17-year-olds get the medication, and separately to evaluate whether all age restrictions should be lifted.
Now we have the situation where decisions by the FDA are not made based on science, but on what the judges decide. And, of course the Obama administration is in favor of letting our teenagers decide whether or not they want to take megadoses of hormones to abort their children. They are certainly mature enough to make decisions like this. (I'm being a little sarcastic here.)
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