In a move that pits the Obama administration firmly against women's reproductive health advocates, the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge's decision to allow girls under 15 years of age to have over-the-counter access to the morning after pill. The administration has long held the stance that the drug cannot be sold without some consideration of age and follows on a decision by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, who blocked the sale of the morning after pill to young girls without a prescription.
The appeal by the Justice Department doesn't mandate a specific age at which girls can have over-the-counter access.
Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following the legal and political battle over Plan B.
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