The Oklahoma Senate has delayed action on a bill to prevent girls younger than 17 from buying the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription after the measure's author realized it applied only to females.
Norman Republican Sen. Rob Standridge brought the bill up for consideration Tuesday in the Senate. The measure prohibits girls younger than 17 from purchasing the morning-after emergency contraceptive without a prescription.
An Oklahoma judge has blocked legislation that would have restricted access to over the counter emergency contraceptives in the state.
Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis granted a temporary restraining order this morning stopping the new law that would have required girls under the age of 17 to have a prescription before a pharmacist would give them the “morning after” pill.
About 300 people gathered in St. Paul in April last year to stand for women's rights in areas such as: reproduction, abortion, contraception, health care, LGBT equality, workers rights, rape victim rights. This was one of many nation-wide events called "Unite Against the War On Women."