President Obama Working To Put Morning After Pill On Grocery Store Shelves

12.07.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   President Obama is considering putting the morning after pill on supermarket shelves, and making it as easy to buy as paper towels and toothpaste.  The morning after pill is taking the day after intercourse to prevent a possible pregnancy. The Washington Post is reporting the President is working with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow anyone 17 and older to buy the pill directly off supermarket shelves without a prescription. Supporters say it would give teens and young women more options for their health. Opponents say there are risks for girls who take high doses of the potent hormone found in the morning after pill, it would make it harder for parents to monitor their children, and would make it easier for men to prey on vulnerable minors.