This is good news. The age restriction is annoying, but half a loaf is better than none.
Of course, given the refusal of some pharmacists to sell the birth control pill, we can safely assume that Plan B won’t be available everywhere, but at least responsible, professional pharmacists will now be able to sell it without a prescription.
Woohoo!!! True, it’s only half a loaf, but that’s good when you’re not sure you’ll even get a crumb. As for a man buying it seems to me that if women can buy condoms, then men should be able to buy the morning after pill. Of course, there’ll still be the same inhibitions that make some men reluctant to buy tampons, etc.
As someone currently taking birth control pills in an effect to regulate my cycle and achieve conception, I applaud this decision. The pharmacists for life can take their self righteous ideological religious fanaticism and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. It is none of their business why a woman is taking the pills; merely their job to fill the prescription.
As others have noted, the cost of Plan B makes this a rather unlikely scenario. But even if people do choose to do this, so what? It’s a contraceptive pill. I don’t see any problem with using it for the purpose for which it was designed.
Finally. Seeing as I’m currently in between female-based methods due to the Pill screwing with my moods, this is very, very good news for me. Especially since long-term hormonal methods seem to be something I might not be able to do; it’s good to have around in the “just in case” sort of way. I’m just kind of disappointed that it took this long. And I don’t really mind it being 25-50 a shot. Even fifty bucks is way cheaper than having a kid.