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Birth Control App Sparks Controversy From Anti-Abortion Activists

The Plan B pill, also known as the morning after pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf Feb. 27, 2006. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Plan B pill, also known as the morning after pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf Feb. 27, 2006. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nurx is a smartphone app that offers birth control, including the morning after pill, and PREP, the drug that prevents HIV infection, to patients online. It’s part of a wave of reproductive health telemedicine services. Nurx is available in 15 states and Washington, D.C., but it’s under fire from anti-abortion activists who consider the morning after pill to be an abortion medicine. The FDA classifies it as a contraceptive. The activists also say there should be stricter telemedicine laws.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti hears more on the controversy over Nurx from STAT’s Max Blau ( @MaxBlau).

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