Appeal in Judge’s Decision Lifting Age Limits on Morning After Pill

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 7.05.19 AM The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-afer birth control pill and a cheaper generic.

The federal government says the judge who issued the ruling had exceeded his authority and that his decision should be suspended while the appeal is underway.

U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York had given the Food and Drug Administration until Monday to lift all age limits on Plan B and cheaper generic. The judge mandated that emergency contraception be sold just like aspirin.

On Tuesday, the FDA said anyone 15 or older could begin buying one brand, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription – two years younger than the current age limit of 17.

  • american

    For the nut that said the after morning pill is Obama fault, is this then also Obama fault that Obama Justice dept. is trying to stop it? Stupid people, turn off fox news before you go completely mad

  • wesker72

    I agree, turn off FOX…turn off ALL the mainstream media…NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC included…inform yourself somewhere else…please.