Statement From Senator Liz Krueger on Judge Edward Korman Ordering the FDA to Let 17-Year-Olds Have Over-the-Counter Access to the Plan B Morning-After Pill

Liz Krueger

March 23, 2009

"This decision was a major victory in the ongoing battle between women's health and political ideology. By making emergency contraception available for over-the-counter use for 17-year-olds Judge Korman has ensured these women will have the ability to make the right decisions for their body.

I thank Judge Korman for understanding that a woman's health, privacy and right to control her own body are more important than politics. In the future I implore the FDA to responsibly use its authority and to not allow ideology to outweigh sound policy."