Plan to Widen Availability of Morning-After Pill Is Rejected
By GARDINER HARRIS
Published: December 7, 2011 - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — For the first time ever, the Health and Human Services secretary publicly overruled the Food and Drug Administration, refusing Wednesday to allow emergency contraceptives to be sold over the counter, including to young teenagers. The decision avoided what could have been a bruising political battle over parental control and contraception during a presidential election season.