Women to judge: Reject morning-after pill plan
NEW YORK – The plaintiffs in a legal fight over emergency contraceptives complained Wednesday that the government has fallen short with its proposal to comply with a judge’s order to lift all restrictions on sales of the drugs.
President Barack Obama’s administration had notified U.S. District Judge Edward Korman earlier this week it had decided to reverse course and comply with his order to make morning-after pills available to buyers of any age without prescriptions.
Lawyers for women’s rights advocates, in a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday, argued that the plan is flawed in part because it limits the unrestricted sales to the Plan B one-pill version of the drug.
They said the judge ruled the two-pill version must be available as well.