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Justice Department to Appeal Morning-After Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill and a cheaper generic.
    
The federal government says the judge who issued the ruling had exceeded his authority and that his decision should be suspended while the appeal is underway.
    

A U.S. District Judge had given the Food and Drug Administration until Monday to lift all age limits on Plan B and cheaper generic.The judge mandated that emergency contraception be sold just like aspirin.
    
On Tuesday, the FDA said anyone 15 or older could begin buying one brand, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription - two years younger than the current age limit of 17.

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