President Obama on Thursday said he is “very comfortable” with a new rule issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would allow women ages 15 and older to buy the emergency contraceptive known as Plan B without a prescription.

“The rule that’s been put forward by the FDA, [Health] Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius has reviewed, she’s comfortable with it — I’m comfortable with it,” Obama said at a press conference in Mexico City.

Obama said he understood that there was “solid scientific evidence” that the contraception was safe for girls of that age.

“I think it’s very important that women have control over their healthcare choices and when they are starting a family,” Obama said.

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