The USCCB cited multiple reasons against making emergency contraceptives available over-the-counter, pointing out the serious ramifications of allowing unmonitored access to emergency contraception, m

The USCCB cited multiple reasons against making emergency contraceptives available over-the-counter, pointing out the serious ramifications of allowing unmonitored access to emergency contraception, most notably among adolescent girls. For instance, changing its status to an over-the-counter drug prevents any medical oversight that otherwise would be provided for by doctors and sends “the message that the drug is not medically or morally controversial.”