Feds now back morning-after pills for all girls

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Jun 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-11 04:32:42-04

NEW YORK (AP) — After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups, upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration says it will comply with a judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

The Justice Department on Monday notified U.S. District Judge Edward Korman it will submit a plan for compliance. If he approves it, the department will drop its appeal of his April ruling.

But one critic of the contraception plan, at the anti-abortion Family Research Council, says the president is caving in to political pressure, rather than making the health of girls and parental rights a priority.