The Obama administration has filed an appeal that will delay the sale of Plan B One-Step morning-after pill and its generic competitors to girls without prescriptions.
The government says U.S. District Judge Edward Korman overstepped his authority when he ruled that any girl of any age should have access to the contraceptive drug.
Last week, Korman refused to delay enforcement of his decision while the government challenges the it.
Monday's last-minute appeal asks the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to postpone the judge's ruling while the case is being decided.