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Supreme Court Faces Swift New Abortion Test With Mifepristone Case

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2023
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Supreme Court, Abortion, Abortion Pills

The Biden administration was expected as soon as Friday to ask the Supreme Court to restore full access to the abortion pill mifepristone after lower courts restricted use of the medication, which the Food and Drug Administration first approved in 2000 and since 2016 relaxed special regulations for its prescription.

A late Wednesday order from the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans rolled back mifepristone access to the pre-2016 regulations, which limited its use to women pregnant for seven or fewer weeks, required three in-person doctor visits to receive and barred...

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