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The FDA has lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, without a prescription — and said it no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

Good Day NY took up the controversial topic with Lyss Stern of DivaMoms.com, who opposes the change. And, Sil Lai Abrams of Truth in Reality, who supports the FDA's decision.

"I believe a 15 year old child is still a child. A parent should be there with the child (to buy the pill.) This is a drug- a very powerful drug- that children are taking. We don't know the side-effects of this drug down the road," said Stern.

"I'm a mother of a 17-year-old daughter. What we're talking about here is what's ideal and what is the reality. The fact is lots of 15 years are having sex. If you can buy a condom, girls should be able to protect themselves," said Abrams.

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