Military Begins Stocking Morning After Pill at all Pharmacies.

February 8, 2010

Upon the recommendation of the Pentagon's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, all United States Military medical facilities will stock Plan B, also known as the "morning after pill" in addition to condoms and birth control pills as part of their standard contraceptive suite. The panel's recommendation came out of a desire for uniformity, as the pill is already available at most military installations. This decision will simply extend that availability to more remote locations, such as bases in Iraq and Afghanistan where Plan B is often not readily available.

While Pentagon spokesmen claim that the decision was not prompted by any direction from the administration or the secretary of defense, a similar recommendation made in 2002--during President Bush's tenure--was rejected as an official policy.

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