Supreme Court unanimously rejects bid to restrict access to abortion pill – they did not have legal standing to sue


Leviticus 24:17 “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

Important Takeaways:

  • The court found that anti-abortion doctors who questioned the FDA’s easing of access to the pill did not have legal standing to sue
  • In a blow for anti-abortion advocates, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the abortion pill mifepristone, meaning the commonly used drug can remain widely available.
  • President Joe Biden said in a statement that while the ruling means the pill can remain easily accessible, “the fight for reproductive freedom continues” in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling two years ago that overturned abortion rights landmark Roe v. Wade.
  • Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing for the court, wrote that while plaintiffs have “sincere legal, moral, ideological, and policy objections to elective abortion and to FDA’s relaxed regulation of mifepristone,” that does not mean they have a federal case.
  • Another regulatory decision left in place means women can still obtain the pill within 10 weeks of gestation instead of seven.
  • Likewise, a decision to allow health care providers other than physicians to dispense the pill will remain in effect.

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