A federal judge earlier this month ruled that the morning-after birth control pill should be available over the counter to children 16 and younger without a prescription. Most Americans think that’s a bad idea and that parents should be involved in a contraceptive decision for children that young.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 33% of American Adults favor making the morning-after pill available to children 16 and under without a prescription. Fifty-seven percent (57%) oppose the availability of the contraceptive for those that young without a prescription. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)