Morning-after pill over-the-counter: Valley parents weigh in on decision to lower age limit to buy

CHANDLER, AZ - Valley parents are reacting to the new age limit for the morning-after pill and many don't like what they hear.

"I think 15 is an age where they are just transitioning into adulthood," said Brian Crow, a parent of a 13-year-old girl. "I would hate for kids to do something they would regret without a parents involvement."

The FDA lowered the minimum age to buy the morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, from 17 to 15 years old.

No age limit was being considered. This was seen as a compromise.

"I think you need it, things happen," said one Valley resident.

"Fifteen isn't an appropriate age to get pregnant, but what do you do when it happens?" said another.

At the Melrose Pharmacy in central Phoenix, Larry Yee has been in the business for nearly 30 years. He is okay with selling the morning-after pill, but not to children. 

"I can see parents coming to me and asking 'why did you sell this to my child?'" he said.

Yee said the fine print of the new regulations are still unclear, but customers would need to show proof of age before they buy. 

For many too young for a drivers license, that might be an issue.

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