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‘Morning-after’ pill age restrictions Legislature’s baby

Availability for under-17 girls promises to be difficult topic

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A bill in the New York state Legislature would expand access to the controversial emergency contraception pill known as “Plan B One-Step” by making it easier for women younger than 17 to obtain it. Right now, Plan B is available without a prescription from pharmacies and health clinics to women 17 or older, while women 16 and younger must make an appointment with a doctor for an individual prescription to be filled by a pharmacist. ...

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