NEW YORK (AP) — The plaintiffs in a legal fight over emergency contraceptives say the government has failed to comply with a New York judge’s order to lift all restrictions on their sale.
The Department of Justice 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 argued in a letter to the judge Wednesday the plan falls short because it limits the unrestricted sales to the more expensive Plan B one-pill version of the drug. They say the judge ruled the two-pill version must be available as well.
The government has said it will withdraw an appeal of the judge’s order if he agrees with its plan. It’s unclear when he’ll address the issue.