After a few years of paralysis, driven by the political views of its conservative base, the FDA finally followed the experts and authorized over the counter sale of a morning after contraceptive pill. It limited sales to those 18 and over. I can’t imagine this was a purely bureaucratic decision. I assume this means that the Republicans now feel they’ve earned enough cred with the Right that they can stray a bit and try to win a few independents. That, or they’re desperate to keep control of some shaky moderate districts.
But for an administration that seems more intent on obscuring science than utilizing it, this is one small nugget of good news.