Currently American women are subject to various and confusing laws about birth control and when exactly they are allowed to receive certain types. This has been a big thorn in the side of women’s rights activists but this week the women have finally gotten the right to freedom that they wanted. The freedom came in the form of the morning after pill, currently regulated by age and in some cases prescription, which will soon be available to everyone without any questions.
This is a big deal because even though it is not the safest or even recommended birth control, it is a good option for many people in an emergency case. The pill is effective and safe, has been proven to work, and it will now be available everywhere in the United States without the need for a prescription or parental consent. Women and doctors agree that this is a good step in the right direction, although there were obviously some opponents as well.
The ruling came after nearly a decade of fighting and arguing over the law. The new regulations are expected to be pushed out very shortly, making women and women’s rights activists incredibly happy. This is just another win in the book for women fighting for their rights.