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U.S. Supreme Court considers restriction on abortion pill ‘Mifepriston’

The U.S. Supreme Court reenters the contentious legal battle over abortion on Tuesday as it weighs restrictions on the drug that is most widely used in the United States to terminate pregnancies.

The Supreme Court considers abortion pill restriction.

The Supreme Court reenters the contentious legal battle over abortion on Tuesday as it weighs restrictions on the drug that is most widely used in the United States to terminate pregnancies.

The conservative-dominated court, which overturned the constitutional right to abortion nearly two years ago, is to hear oral arguments on access to the abortion pill mifepristone.

Anti-abortion groups are seeking to have the drug banned, claiming that despite its long track record it is unsafe.

Mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and the FDA estimates that more than 5.9 million Americans have used it to end pregnancies since then.

The case stems from a ruling last year by a conservative U.S. District Court judge in Texas, an appointee of former Republican president Donald Trump, that would have prohibited mifepristone.

 

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