A More Accessible Plan B

Last week, a New York state judge ruled that the morning after pill  must be moved on shelves from behind the counter in pharmacies state wide. Along with the move, the rules concerning age of the purchaser were also removed making Plan B and its generic versions accessible to females of all ages. These new changes will allow a broader range of females to purchase the pill because one no longer has to be over the age of 16 but also will erase some of the stigma one may feel when asking the pharmacist behind the counter for the morning- after pill. This is a move in the right direction regarding a woman’s control over her own body, making it easier for her to protect herself against pregnancy. While some argue that a more accessible Plan B will encourage more careless sex, I believe that it will protect more women while also empowering them.

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