Obama will not challenge morning after pill decision


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Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.(Photo by Pete Souza) (Pete Souza, © 2008 Pete Souza)
Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.(Photo by Pete Souza) (Pete Souza, © 2008 Pete Souza)
Updated: 6/11/2013 10:19 am Published: 6/11/2013 10:18 am


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.

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