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Judge slams Obama’s Plan B obstructionism, again

United States District Court Judge Edward Korman on Friday denied the Obama Administration's request to delay a court order to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter, calling the appeal “frivolous,” "scientifically unjustified" and “taken for the purpose of delay." This isn't the first time Korman has had harsh words for the administration's politically-motivated push to keep safe birth control off the shelves.

Choice excerpts from Korman's cutting ruling (emphasis mine):

On the administration letting politics get in the way of safe medical care

On April 5, 2013, I issued an order directing the defendants — the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services — to grant the Citizen Petition filed by the plaintiffs and make levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptives available over-the-counter and without point-of-sale or age restrictions. I did so because the Secretary’s action was politically motivated, scientifically unjustified, and contrary to agency precedent, and because it could not provide a basis to sustain the denial of the Citizen Petition.

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