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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • US government files morning-after pill appeal

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.
    The appeal was filed shortly before a noon Monday deadline.
    Brooklyn federal Judge Edward Korman says politics is behind efforts by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) to block the unrestricted sale of the Plan B pill.
    Justice Department lawyers had asked for a stay of the month-old decision while they appeal.
    Korman denied the request but postponed the enforcement of his order to allow them to take the matter to a federal appeals court.
    Earlier this month, the FDA announced the contraception could be sold without a prescription to those 15 and older. But Korman's ruling removed age limits.

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