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.
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Justice Department lawyers had asked for a stay of the month-old decision while they appeal.