May 1st, 2013
09:54 PM ET

Justice Department appeals morning-after pill ruling

The U.S. Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Wednesday over a federal judge's ruling that directed the Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to females of all ages without a prescription.

The government also filed a motion for a temporary stay of the FDA's approval on Tuesday of the availability of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for ages 15 and older.

In April, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception, namely the morning-after pill, available to females of any age, without a prescription. This week's FDA announcement, which pertains to an application from Teva Women's Health, Inc., is not related to that, the FDA said.


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  1. Rascal Rabble

    horrible ruling: females any age...i guess a 9yr old, 3yr old and even a month old can be given this medication legally...

    May 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joshua

      This has liberal written all over it. Complete nonsense. What the heck is goin on with my country?!

      May 2, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Monty Python

      No. Pls read it again. 15yrs and older. But agreed, "Plan A" would be better. Use a condom or avoid pregnancy via other medically accepted means.

      May 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    ...the school will be the next generation abortion clinics and school nurse will administer this to your underage kids bypassing parental scrutiny...

    May 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      bypassing parental authority...

      May 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      resetting the moral limit in every school child's household without parental permission

      May 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Highly unlikely, since most schools cannot even give an aspirin out without parental permission.

      May 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      look your child could have hiv and a std the parents do not have a right to know...your child can be getting birth control pills and the parents do not have a right to such permission slip exists...your child can be taken to get an abortion without the parent consent! every case the parent authority to educate and raise their children as they see fit are overridden...

      May 2, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. No. Are YOU teaching kids that?
      Ask yourself why condoms and spermicides aren't given out in pre-K. I know you can use reason, can't you?

      May 2, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Meant for reply below.

      I'll reiterate: most schools have to have parental permission to pass out ANT medicine, even over the counter ones. The ridiculous achool abortion mills is a fantasy.

      May 2, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    based on this ruling we can provide reproductive rights at pre-k!

    May 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They could do that now with condoms and spermicides, but they don't. Ask yourself why.

      May 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      this isn't a issue about the biological warfare use to exterminate is about no limits to the law which contraception: its product and its notions can be presented to pre-k''s called ssxualization...and incorrectly instill in the youth that human life and its dignities are
      arbitrary and relative...

      May 2, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    really evil sad times thanks to obama and plannedparenthoodlums...

    May 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The US Department of Justice is trying to STOP it. You know, Eric Holder and the POTUS?
      As they should. It shouldn't be available to all ages.
      And your slippery slope scenario is just a bot over-the-top.

      May 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      slippery slope is here...obama and holder are implementing a barren culture of death...every law and policy sustaining life they ignore abolish and refuse defend...

      May 2, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The world has changed. This pill's availability accompanies some of the changes.
    In many ways, I miss the 1950s, but in other ways I don't. That time will never come back.

    May 2, 2013 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
    • RU4186

      Why would the US state dept try to stop it? This is obamas baby(don't call it that tho. There is no such thing in obamas eyes. Just lifeless DNA). Can we say nonsense?

      May 2, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ RR, Chicago is already on that train "based on this ruling we can provide reproductive rights at pre-k!"

    May 2, 2013 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    with the new policy, which the Chicago Board of Education passed,

    May 2, 2013 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    which mandates that a set amount of time be spent on s e x education in every grade, beginning in kindergarten.

    May 2, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Sorry about the break up of my post, I'm not fully conscience yet this morning. Forgot I had to fix the S word, otherwise it would have been one post. 😉

    May 2, 2013 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This pill should be as available as an aspirin tablet. To me, the greatest problem with the lowered age of intimacy is communicable disease.

    May 2, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rascal Rabble

    as usual banasay is living lalaland with critical issues...ruling is a gateway to invoke creepy policies in the school systems...people should seriously consider homeschooling and private religious schools which still uphold a sterile environment free from the vices of the world is most conducive for educating our youth

    May 2, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I'm not living in lala land, dear, just trying to calm you down and give you the opportunity to make fun of me using some of your RRisms.

      May 2, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    @ RR, Not with Catholicism, as they are all for the distribution of contraceptives. Who knows, they may even be the first to integrate this course into Sunday school !

    May 2, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Ah, I just like messing with ya...
    Morning banasy 😉

    May 2, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. Klach

    This does not make sense you can't even get certain cold medications without a prescription.

    May 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Monty Python

    When I was a teenager. It was almost impossible just to buy a condom. They were kept behind the pharmacist counter, locked up. Wow, how times have changed.

    May 4, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
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