Honestly, I don't see what the fuss is about. The morning-after pill has always been available by prescription to women of any age in the UK, and over the counter to over 16s for the last 2 years or so.
It is NOT the same as an abortion pill. The morning after pill prevents ovulation or fertilization and maybe prevents implantation of a fertilized egg, but the abortion pill causes the uterus to actively expell the products of conception AFTER fertilization and implantation. So, NOT the same.
Personally I'd much prefer that a 16 or 17 year old (who I consider to not be a child, but rather inbetween childhood and adulthood... I mean in the UK at the age of 16 you can live alone, and have sex, legally, and at 17 you can drive a car... I think you should be considered responsible enough to take control of your own contraception) take the morning-after pill than later have an abortion (as they can do, again without parental consent at that age).
Of course it shouldn't be used as contraception, but I think very few people use it in that way. The majority of women who take it do so because their normal contraceptive method has failed. I think 16 and 17 year olds should have the same option available to them... particularly since they are the ones who are usually least ready to have a child!