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Pataki vetoes OTC Plan B

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New York Gov. George Pataki (R) vetoed a bill that would have provided OTC access without parental consent to the emergency contraceptive Plan B (levonorgestrel .75 mg) Aug. 4. The "Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Act" (S 3661) passed the state Senate June 22. Pataki cited lack of protection for minors in his decision and voiced concerns that the bill "lacks several other safeguards." The Family Planning Advocates of New York State called the governor's decision "tragic." Pataki's decision follows Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) July 25 veto of a similar measure...
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