60
      Friday
      75 / 54
      Saturday
      78 / 56
      Sunday
      80 / 59

      Poll: Plan B Morning Pill Age

      Poll: Plan B Morning Pill Age

      The Plan B morning-after contraceptive pill will be more easily available in pharmacies as a result of a decision announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.

      Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription - and said it no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

      Instead, the pill can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but that buyers would have to prove their age at the cash register.

      Earlier this month, a U.S. judge had ruled there should be no age restrictions and gave the FDA 30 days to act. The FDA said its latest decision was independent of the court case.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Should girls starting at the age of 15 be allowed to buy emergency contraceptive without a prescription? Yes or no? Why or why?