Wisconsin lawmakers pass bill banning morning-after pill on college campuses

[JURIST] The lower chamber of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature [official website] approved a ban of the morning-after pill [Wikipedia backgrounder] on state college campuses Thursday, sending the bill to the state Senate. The proposed legislation [bill text] would ban University of Wisconsin System health centers from advertising, prescribing, or dispensing emergency contraception to its more than 161,000 students on 26 campuses. The drug [FDA FAQ], which requires a prescription, was approved by the FDA in 1998 and blocks pregnancy in the days after sex. Democratic Governor Jim Doyle [official profile] has promised to veto the measure if it reaches his desk. AP has more.



 

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