Monday, July 16, 2007

'Plan B' Usage Increases, So Does Controversy

The popularity of the morning-after pill Plan B has surged in the year since the federal government approved the sale of the controversial emergency contraceptive without a prescription ... The sharp rise was hailed by women's health and family-planning advocates, who say it illustrates the value of easing access to birth control to help prevent unwanted pregnancies ... But conservative groups that fought the change say they are disturbed by the surging use.