Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 10th, 2004
Health Minister Pierre Pettigrew said the change would give timely access to emergency contraceptives for women and help prevent unwanted pregnancies.
The move comes weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to keep the pill on its list of prescription drugs.
Anti-abortion activists have denounced Canada's decision, which won't become law for several months while the health department reviews the issue gathers input from interested parties.
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