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Feds: Morning-After Pill Appeal Officially on Hold

Feds: Morning-After Pill Appeal Officially on Hold

By TOM HAYS Associated Press
Posted: 06/11/2013 01:24:16 AM MDT

NEW YORK—The Obama administration's appeal in the legal fight over morning-after pills has been officially put on hold until a judge weighs a new plan to allow girls of all ages to buy the contraceptives without a prescription, according to a government letter filed Tuesday.

Lawyers with the Department of Justice and those for the plaintiffs who sued over the issue told the clerk for the federal appeals court in Manhattan that they wanted to suspend the appeals case until they hear again from U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in the letter.

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