In a full reversal, the Obama administration announced that it will rescind its legal challenge against a district judge’s April ruling that the government couldn’t limit over-the-counter purchases of Plan B pills to certain ages.
Previously, the Department of Health and Human Services restricted sales of the so-called morning-after pill to those 17 and older. However, Judge Edward Korman ruled there was no reason for such a restriction and the administration appealed. Now, the long battle over emergency contraception is over.
Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with POLITICO reporter Jennifer Haberkorn to discuss the story.