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David Quinn: Commitment, not pill, is the answer

Published 14/01/2011 | 05:00

Where Boots leads, others will follow. The chain of chemists announced this week that it will sell the morning-after pill over the counter without the need for a doctor's prescription.

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There are two ways of looking at this development. The first sees it as one more step on the road to becoming a more liberal society where people can access whatever they want without the State looking over their shoulder.

The second wonders how we ever got to a point where there is such demand for a product like this.

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