NAPAWF Applauds Obama Administration’s Decision to Make Plan B One-Step™ Available Over the Counter for all Ages

Published: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Washington, D.C. — On June 10, 2013, the Obama Administration made a decision to reverse its position on emergency contraception, making Plan B One-Step™ emergency contraception available over the counter for people of all ages. Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum made the following statements:

“After many, many years of fighting, we welcome and celebrate this decision. This will make it easier for AAPI women to take charge of their reproductive lives, be healthy, and plan their own families. AAPI women face many barriers to health, including policy limitations, cultural taboo, and financial restraints. This is one barrier removed.”

“Not only is this a win for young women, but for immigrant women as well, as they are disproportionately unlikely to have ID for proof of age.”

“Though we have yet to see whether generic, more affordable versions of emergency contraception will also be allowed on the shelves, the President’s action moves us one step forward in the fight for women’s reproductive justice, and we applaud him.”

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