A New York appeals court has allowed 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 said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government's appeal of a lower-court ruling.
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 it rules on the merits of the arguments later this year. Brooklyn Judge Edward Korman issued his ruling April 5.