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‘Morning after’ pill goes on sale Thursday in pharmacies and grocery stores, available to anyone
Inside Bay Area

The “morning after” pill can be bought today from the shelves of most pharmacies and grocery stores, available to anyone of any age without restrictions, in a step that profoundly eases access to emergency contraception.

This simple relocation of the once-controversial “Plan B One Step” — next to condoms, tampons and sanitary napkins, instead of behind pharmacy counters — represents the final step in a complex decadelong legal battle to make it more easily available to women who want to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.

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