Nightly News | December 08, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: One of the subjects that came up in President Obama 's news conference today
was the subject of our lead story here last night: the Obama administration's move to block an over-the-counter version of another birth control method, the so-called Plan B pill. The president said he didn't intervene in the decision of his own health and human services secretary but he does agree with him.
President BARACK OBAMA: I will say this: As the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that, you know, we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.
WILLIAMS: Plan B pill will still be available by prescription. The president was responding to charges that the decision to overrule the FDA and keep it over-the-counter market was political. Up