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Battle over Birth Control Pill Has Political Overtones

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Battle over Birth Control Pill Has Political Overtones

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Battle over Birth Control Pill Has Political Overtones

Battle over Birth Control Pill Has Political Overtones

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The Food and Drug administration will not allow the "morning after" birth-control pill Plan B to be sold over the counter. This week, memos surfaced that some claim point to a political, rather than scientific, rationale for the decision. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Julie Rovner.

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