Obama administration drops objection to morning after pill

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 12:03 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Obama administration is dropping its fight to keep age restrictions on the so-called morning-after pill.

The decision means the emergency contraception will be available to anyone without a prescription, regardless of age.

The drug does not end a pregnancy, but instead is designed to prevent ovulation or fertilization of an egg, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Ines Ferre reports from New York.
Obama administration drops objection to morning after pill
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