Why is Obama admin challenging FDA’s new Plan B age decision?

The Obama administration on Wednesday attempted to put the brakes on a recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration to lower the age of women who can obtain Plan B, the so-called “morning-after pill,” by asking a federal court for a stay of that order while they appeal it.

The FDA on Tuesday lowered the age from 17 to 15 for young women to obtain the emergency contraception without a prescription.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Linda Feldmann, who covers the White House from the Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau, to discuss the story.


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