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Obama Says Keeping Morning-After Pill Away From Teens Is “Common Sense”

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed but said he did not steer his administration’s decision to halt the over-the-counter sale of an anti-pregnancy drug to girls under 17, saying it was common sense to keep a morning-after pill away for children who may misuse it. Citing his own daughters, he said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.”

Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction to Wednesday’s politically volatile decision piled in. Critics said politics had trumped science, again.“When President Obama took office, he pledged the administration’s commitment to scientific integrity,” said Cynthia Pearson of the National Women’s Health Network. “This decision is a betrayal of that promise.”

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