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Obama backs FDA decision on morning-after pills

Washington, May 3, 2013, (PTI) 21:06 IST
US President Barack Obama has supported the FDA's decision to challenge a court ruling on Plan B, a morning after pill, that asked authorities to make available the popular pill for all age groups, after the drug regulator lowered the age for buying the contraceptive.

Despite the court order, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) had lowered the age to 15 from 17 for obtaining the pill without a prescription.

"I'm comfortable with it," Obama said, when asked about the decision of FDA on morning-after pills.

Obama said he is very supportive of contraception because he thinks it is very important that women have control over their healthcare choices, and when they are starting a family.

"That's their decision to make, and so we want to make sure that they have access to contraception. We had a little bit of a fuss around what we're doing with the affordable care act, but I very much think that that's the right thing to do," he said.

"It has not resolved the question of girls younger than 15," Obama said.

"There was a court case that came up that is being appealed by the Justice Department. That is a Justice Department decision," he said.

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