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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Makes Plan B Available Over-the-Counter

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The FDA is easing up on some restrictions. Pretty soon girls as young as 15 will no longer need their parent's consent or a doctor's prescription in order to purchase Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive.

Liz Tabor says, "I was totally amazed they could do this without a parent's permission."

Liz Tabor is involved with "40 days For Life" at her church, which is a group that focuses on ending abortion.

The news allowing 15-year-olds to purchase Plan B comes as a shock.

Tabor says, "In schools you can't give a child aspirin without permission now you're saying they can get an abortion pill that will affect the rest of their life?"

While there are many objections, a Pharmacist we spoke to say the side effects are minor and rare.

Pharmacist Mark Frost says, "It causes breast tenderness. number of different items. Nausea, fatigue, headaches is that common? No, in my experience that is not common. Most women at 15 are healthy however the uncontrolled nature of it might be an issue because a lot of people are not going to know enough to ask questions a lot of people aren't going to know enough that this is not a birth control."

The issue is still up in the air, somewhat.

The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a ruling by a federal judge that overruled a decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, which itself overruled the original FDA decision.

A perfect example of the blurred circumstances surrounding the change.

If nothing is done with the DOJ, Plan B is expected to be available for teens sometime this summer.