COMPLYING WITH ORDER: The Obama administration said it will comply with a judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
FIGHT OVER: The decision ends a years-long fight between President Barack Obama's administration, which had argued that age limits for the morning-after pill are common sense, and women's rights groups, which insisted the drug should be made as freely available as aspirin.
CAVING IN?: But in doing so, at least one opponent of easy access to the contraception thinks the president is buckling to political pressure, rather than making the health of girls a priority.
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