The Plan B pill, also known as the 'morning after' pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf in Boston.
– 2006 photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
WASHINGTON — Most observers figured the Food and Drug Administration would rubberstamp a pending application to allow minor girls to purchase Plan B without a prescription.
Plan B is the so-called “morning-after pill” that has abortifacient as well as contraceptive effects.
After all, the Obama administration has been willing to accommodate the vast majority of political demands made over the last three years from its constituency of “reproductive health” advocates.
But Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sprung a major surprise Dec. 7, when she announced she was overruling FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s earlier approval and instead was denying the application for...READ MORE