WOMEN should be able to obtain the morning-after pill from pharmacies without a prescription, argues the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It points out that the number of terminations of pregnancy has grown steadily, from an annual 150,000 in the late Seventies to nearly 200,000 in recent years. Probably 80 per cent of unwanted pregnancies could have been prevented by emergency contraception becoming more widely available, states the journal.