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Federal judge hears challenge to FDA approval of abortion drug

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk said he would rule “as soon as possible” on the request for a preliminary injunction that would move mifepristone, a common abortion-inducing drug, off the market.

Kathy Thomas, far left, holds a sign that reads “abortion is healthcare” during the Women's March protest outside of the Federal Courthouse in Amarillo, on March 15, 2023. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk hears a motion by anti-abortion groups, led by Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, to pull mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortion, off the market.

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