Groups pondering ways to restrict sales of morning after pill in state

LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) -- The Obama administration's decision to abandon efforts to block the over-the-counter sales of an emergency contraception drug has conservative groups considering ways to stop non-prescription sales in Arkansas.

Abortion opponents said they are researching the issue and have discussed the possibility of asking the Legislature in 2015 to adopt age restrictions or an outright ban on the sale of Plan B One-Step, the so-called morning after pill.

"Do I have legislation in my hip pocket? No, I don't have anything," said Jerry Cox, director of the conservative Christian Family Council. "We really need to research this issue to find out exactly what is being mandated and how much leeway a state has in saying, 'thanks, but no thanks.'"

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