Plan B: 66% Support Making Morning-After Pill Available Without Prescription

May 08, 2013, 3:00 PM GMT+0

(Week of 5/4/2013) Two out of three Americans would make the “morning-after” birth control pill, also known as Plan B, available without a prescription. And nearly a third in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll would make it available to all women, whatever their age.

About a third would limit it, as the Obama Administration has proposed, to women 15 and older. One in five would require a prescription, and 13% wouldn’t allow it at all.

Those under 30 (39%) – and college graduates (39%) – are the most in favor of open access for all women, regardless of age. More than half of conservatives (52%) would restrict access: 26% would require a prescription, 26% would ban all access. 47% of women under 30 would also permit access without a prescription to all ages.

Economist/YouGov poll archives can be found here

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