U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Access To Abortion Pill

The Supreme Court is keeping widely used abortion pill mifepristone available to Americans.  The high court unanimously ruled that a group of anti-abortion doctors who challenged the FDA’s actions to make mifepristone more accessible did not have legal standing to sue and threw out the case.   

The high court’s ruling will allow the pill to be mailed to patients without an in-person doctor’s visit. Abortion is banned at all stages of pregnancy in 14 states, and after about six weeks of pregnancy in three others, often before women realize they’re pregnant.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was part of the majority to overturn Roe, wrote for the court on Thursday that “federal courts are the wrong forum for addressing the plaintiffs’ concerns about FDA’s actions.”

While praising the decision, President Joe Biden signaled Democrats will continue to campaign heavily on abortion ahead of the November elections. “It does not change the fact that the right for a woman to get the treatment she needs is imperiled if not impossible in many states,” Biden said in a statement.