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Supreme Court Stays Abortion Pill Ruling

A box containing a mifepristone tablet is pictured in a Feb. 28, 2023, photo. (OSV News)

The Tablet Staff

WASHINGTON. — The Supreme Court on April 21 ruled to preserve nationwide access to a drug used in chemical abortions, rejecting a Texas lower-court restrictions while a lawsuit continues.

The justices took up the case after emergency requests from the Biden administration and New York-based Danco Laboratories, maker of the drug mifepristone.

Both parties are appealing a lower court ruling that would roll back Food and Drug Administration approval of mifepristone.

The drug has been approved for use in the U.S. since 2000 and more than 5 million people have used it.

This story will be updated.