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N.Y. judge urged to enact birth control ruling

Advocates cite ‘irreparable’ harm to women

NEW YORK — Reproductive rights advocates urged a judge Monday to let teenage girls buy morning-after birth control without a prescription beginning this week, saying to delay enforcement of his ruling while the government appeals would cause ‘‘certain, significant, and irreparable’’ harm to women.

The US Justice Department last week requested that it be given time to appeal last month’s ruling by US District Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn.

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