Thursday, June 23, 2005

Reason #6,578 why I'm glad I live in NY

Bill for Morning-After-Pill Passed in N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. - State senators approved legislation that allows girls and women to more easily obtain a morning-after pill from pharmacists, midwives and nurses, despite opposition from lawmakers who likened the emergency contraception to abortion. The measure — which passed Wednesday 34-27 — would allow girls and women to obtain the medication without a physician's visit or prescription and without parental consent regardless of the patient's age.

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Thank you, Albany.