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Supreme Court decision reinforces access to abortion pill in North Carolina

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024

On June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled to reject proposed restrictions on accessing mifepristone — commonly referred to as the abortion pill — brought forward in oral argument in late March, reinforcing nationwide availability of abortion pills. Recent legislative actions, including the Supreme Court's 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, have led North Carolina’s Republican-led General Assembly to organize efforts for abortion restrictions amid uprisings for protection of reproductive rights. Mifepristone is a drug that blocks progesterone, a hormone needed for a pregnancy to develop. When combined...

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