An obviously unhappy Judge Edward Korman has approved the Obama administration's proposal to make just one formulation of the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter without age restrictions.
In response to a battle for over a decade to eliminate all restrictions on access to the Morning-After Pill, the Obama administration announced June 10 that it will comply with a federal court ruling that orders the administration to make emergency contraception available without restrictions, and plans to drop its appeal of that ruling.
The Court has told the government in its Memorandum that undue delay will not be countenanced in compliance with the Court's Order and that if the Obama administration enters into an exclusivity deal with the pharmaceutical company that it will "only burden poor women."
Obama Administration Announces it is Dropping Legal Fight to Keep Morning-After Pill from Women in U.S.
In response to a battle for over a decade to eliminate all restrictions on access to the Morning-After Pill, the Obama administration has just announced that it will comply with a federal court ruling ordering the administration to make the drug available without restrictions, and plans to drop its appeal.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the Obama administration’s Food and Drug Administration to comply with U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman’s Order to make to make two-pill versions of emergency contraception available over-the-counter without a prescription, age requirements or other restrictions on how it is sold. The government had sought a stay of Judge Korman’s Order from the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Court Denies Government's Motion to Stay Order that Morning-After Pill Be Made Available Without Restrictions
In a scathing decision, U.S. District Court Judge Edward R. Korman has denied the Obama administration's Motion to Stay his Order from April 5, 2013, requiring that emergency contraception be made available without age and point-of-sale restrictions.
In a scathing decision, a federal judge criticized the Obama administration for a “frivolous” stalling tactic to defend age restrictions for the morning after birth control pill.