Saturday, October 07, 2006

Medical debate: Is Plan B abortion?

On Aug. 24, 2006, the FDA approved the morning after pill - officially called Plan B and in the broader category of "emergency contraception" - to be sold over the counter to women older than 18 and older instead of being available by prescription only. Plan B - controversial since its inception - has spurred further debate since the announcement. Many medical experts estimate making the pill available over the counter could cut the number of unplanned pregnancies in this country each year in half - from about 3 million to 1.5 million. However, other experts say studies show this won't happen, and they have concerns over its easy access. The two white pills that comprise Plan B must be taken within 72 hours of sex to have an up to 89 percent chance of preventing pregnancy.

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