Teva’s Plan B One-Step is a pill designed to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant if taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. Pro-life groups have referred to it as an “abortion pill” because the drug can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.
Mrs. Monahan said Plan B “can act in a way that can destroy life by preventing implantation. Women of all ages have the right to know how this drug may act in their bodies and on their newly developing babies.”
The president said “nobody is challenging” the FDA’s view that the drug is safe for women 17 or older.
“When it comes to 12-year-olds or 13-year-olds, the question is can we have confidence that they would potentially use Plan B properly,” Mr. Obama said.