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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - Kirsten Moore
Pro-choice activists said Tuesday they are preparing another push to lobby the Obama administration to loosen restrictions on "emergency contraception" for women of any reproductive age.
In a surprise move, the nation's health secretary stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms, deciding Wednesday that young girls shouldn't be able to buy it on their own.
In a surprise move, the nation's health secretary stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms, deciding on Wednesday that young girls shouldn't be able to buy it on their own.
In a surprise move with election-year implications, the Obama administration's top health official overruled her own drug regulators and stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.
Some 40 organizations are planning to make their case to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week, Kirsten Moore, president and chief executive of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, said in a media briefing.
"This coalition feels the time is now to read the science and the evidence supporting nonprescription access to emergency contraception," Ms. Moore said at the briefing organized by RH Reality Check, a site that bills itself as "committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights."