On April 5, 2013 (CNN) — A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription.
The order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17.
The FDA said it couldn’t comment on an ongoing legal matter. But the U.S. Justice Department indicated an appeal of the ruling was under consideration. “The Department of Justice is reviewing the appellate options and expects to act promptly,” department spokeswoman Allison Price said.
1. Have any studies been conducted to determine the effects of the administration of this drug on children and under aged developing young women?
2. What in the world could possibly motivate this type of decision?
3. Could this one act, potentially cause long lasting sterility issues with girls and young women? The same with the HPV vaccine?
4. Is it possible that pharmaceutical companies may have ‘encouraged’ this decision?