Supreme Court to Take Case on Abortion Pill Availability

The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 13 to look at a dispute over the availability of a commonly used abortion pill, mifepristone, making it the first abortion case it will hear since its decision overturning Roe v. Wade last year.

Abortions Provided by Virtual-Only Clinics Spike 72% in Year Since Dobbs

The number of legal abortions provided by virtual-only clinics via abortion pill prescriptions spiked 72% in the year following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, according to a report by #WeCount, a research project by the Society of Family Planning, a group that supports legal abortion.

FDA Faces Skeptical Questioning From Federal Judges Over Abortion Pill

In a two-hour hearing on May 17 looking at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decades-old approval of an abortion pill, federal judges seemed to have a harsher line of questioning for attorneys for the federal government and the drug maker, indicating they might be sympathetic to those challenging the drug’s availability.

Supreme Court Stays Abortion Pill Ruling

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.

Supreme Court Extends Administrative Stay in Abortion Pill Legal Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court said it would extend the administrative stay in the abortion pill dispute until April 21, temporarily keeping in place status quo federal regulations regarding the use of an abortion drug, and giving the court additional time to consider a lower court’s ruling to stay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the drug.

Court Order Keeps Abortion Drug Available with Restrictions

A federal appeals court in a 2-1 ruling just before midnight April 12 stopped part of the recent order by a Texas judge to suspend approval of the abortion pill mifepristone but the new ruling also put restrictions on the drug’s use.