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U.S. Gov't Files Morning-After Pill Appeal

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Federal lawyers have filed an appeal to stop a Brooklyn judge's decision to lift age restrictions on the controversial morning-after pill.

U.S. District Judge Edward Korman made the decision last month, allowing over-the-counter sales of Plan B pills.

Government lawyers had until today to appeal.

The FDA announced earlier this month that the pills would be made available without a prescription to girls 15 and over.

The minimum age for buying morning-after pills was 17.

Justice department lawyers have asked for a stay on the ruling while they appeal, but Korman has refused to delay putting it into effect.

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