If nothing else, the decision reveals the power anti-choice activists have over the Obama administration, which has a history of cowing to political pressure from anti-choice activists who want to restrict access not just to abortion but to emergency contraception and conventional birth control.

Fortunately, girls of all ages will still have access to over-the-counter emergency pregnancy tests. Unfortunately, with today’s decision, Sebelius and the Obama Administration have ensured that more girls will need them.

~ Erica C. Barnett, commenting on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to disallow Plan B emergency contraception for over-the-counter consumption by minors, Publicola, December 7

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