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Hoosiers Debate Morning After Pill

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

(UNDATED) - Hoosiers on both sides of the issue are debating the impact of the latest action involving the so-called “Morning After Pill.”

This comes after the Obama administration dropped its effort to block the female contraceptive from being available over the counter in pharmacies across the nation. That means women and girls will be able to buy the pill commonly known as "Plan B One-Step" without a prescription. The Justice Department apparently decided it might lose its case in appeals court and would have to further appeal to the Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana CEO Betty Cockrum says the pill is important will help prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the number of abortions across Indiana.

However, Indiana Right to Life Spokesperson Becky Rogness says they're very concerned about the pill being available to young girls and not enough is known about the health effects of the pill. Rogness says there won't be any oversight and the pill can act as an abortion causing drug.

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