Many of my friends don’t know that I personally don’t believe in abortion. Well, then again, it depends on my circumstances, but I don’t think I could go through such a traumatic experience, not to mention my own personal convictions. Now, please don’t label me as some right-wing Christian extremist. Just because I wouldn’t have one doesn’t mean I am not pro-choice. I’ve always believed that it’s up to a woman, not the government, to choose what she does with her body. Nonetheless, I am grateful that there are opportunities should I change my mind. And yesterday, a huge breakthrough came from the FDA for allowing easier access to the next day pill. Is this a sign of the changes to come?
“WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved over-the-counter sales of the morning-after contraceptive pill to women 18 and older, resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history.
Nationwide over-the-counter sales of the drug, Plan B, are expected to start by the end of the year. It will be sold in pharmacies and health clinics only, and buyers must show proof of age. Anyone under age 18 will still need a prescription. Men may also buy Plan B for a partner.”
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