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The Supreme Court needs two more days to decide what to do about mifepristone

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2023
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Justice Samuel Alito handed down a short and confusing order about an abortion lawsuit on Wednesday, which briefly extends a different order he handed down last Friday.

The Friday order paused lower courts’ orders that severely restricted access to the abortion drug mifepristone until Wednesday, so that the justices could have time to consider whether to sign on to this attempt to ban the medication. The new order extends that pause by two days, until midnight on Friday, April 21.

The upshot of this new order is that mifepristone remains fully legal in...

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