News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow17826.30-279.47
Nasdaq4931.81-75.98
S&P 5002081.18-23.81
AEP55.73-0.12
Comcast58.42-1.25
GE27.25-0.03
ITT Exelis24.35-0.19
LNC56.79-1.26
Navistar28.94-0.43
Raytheon107.72-1.21
SDI20.44-0.48
Verizon48.90-0.37

US government files morning-after pill appeal

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:17 pm

NEW YORK — The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls over 15 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.