`Morning-after' pill bill killed in 24-23 Senate vote

General Assembly

March 29, 2006|By JILL ROSEN | JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER

A bill that would have allowed pharmacists to dispense emergency birth control without a prescription died in the Senate yesterday in a close vote.

After a nearly hourlong debate during which almost all of the Senate's 15 female members expressed their views, the chamber voted 24-23 against the measure permitting women to receive medication commonly known as the "morning-after" pill or Plan B at participating drugstores.

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