Morning-After Pills; New York appeals court to allow some emergency contraception pills to be sold

Brief order; Without prescription, age restriction

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York appeals court is allowing some emergency contraception pills to be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the government argues the issue in court.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court says two-pill versions of emergency contraception can be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of a federal government appeal.

The court did agree to suspend implementation of a Brooklyn judge's order that one-pill products such as Plan B One-Step be sold without restriction. It said the suspension will remain in effect until the appeals court rules on the merits of the arguments later this year.

 Brooklyn Judge Edward Korman issued his ruling April 5.

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