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This Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo shows pharmacist Simon Gorelikov holding a generic emergency contraceptive at the Health First Pharmacy in Boston. New rules permitting 15-year-olds to get the morning-after pill without a prescription are being debated by teens as well as adults, with some saying it will help kids who can't confide in an adult, while others say the lower age infringes on a parent's right to know what's going on. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
This Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo shows pharmacist Simon Gorelikov holding a generic emergency contraceptive at the Health First Pharmacy in Boston. New rules permitting 15-year-olds to get the morning-after pill without a prescription are being debated by teens as well as adults, with some saying it will help kids who can't confide in an adult, while others say the lower age infringes on a parent's right to know what's going on. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(AP) The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.


The appeal was filed shortly before a noon Monday deadline.


Brooklyn federal Judge Edward Korman says politics is behind efforts by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) to block the unrestricted sale of the Plan B pill.


Justice Department lawyers had asked for a stay of the month-old decision while they appeal.


Korman denied the request but postponed the enforcement of his order to allow them to take the matter to a federal appeals court.


Earlier this month, the FDA announced the contraception could be sold without a prescription to those 15 and older. But Korman's ruling removed age limits.


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