BREAKING: SCOTUS Blocks Texas Ruling on Mifepristone Abortion Pill

NBC News is reporting that the Supreme Court of the United States has made a ruling on the Texas federal judge’s decision to remove the FDA’s approval of medication abortion pill, mifepristone.


NBC News:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow the most commonly used abortion pill in the U.S. to remain widely available.

The high court on Friday blocked in full a decision by Texas-based U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on April 7 that invalidated the Food and Drug Administration’s longtime approval of mifepristone, handing a sweeping victory to abortion opponents.

The Justice Department and Danco Laboratories, which makes the name brand version of mifepristone, Mifeprex, had asked the justices to step in after a federal appeals court kept in place a number of provisions in Kacsmaryk’s order that would have imperiled widespread access to the drug, including restrictions on distributing the pill to patients by mail.

As RedState previously shared, the High Court placed a temporary stay on the judge’s ruling to consider an appeal by the drug maker’s and the DOJ’s appeal. That pause was extended on Wednesday.


Here’s what the Court’s decision Friday means for access to the drug:

The decision means women can still obtain mifepristone by mail, use it at home, and use it up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy, as litigation continues in the lower court. The generic version of the drug, made by GenBioPro, will also continue to be available.

UPDATE: Here’s a copy of the ruling:

As this is breaking news, RedState will provide further details as they become available.


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