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U.S. Supreme Court allows access to abortion pill, unanimously rejecting Texas challenge

In the high court’s first abortion-related ruling since it overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, the justices ruled unanimously to change nothing about mifepristone’s legal status.

A patient prepares to take mifepristone, the first pill given in a medical abortion, on Jan. 13, 2023.

What you need to know about mifepristone

  • What is the current legal status of mifepristone in the United States?

  • Are medication abortions legal in Texas?

  • Where are medication abortions legal?

  • Are mifepristone and misoprostol safe?

The mifepristone challenge from Texas

The ruling

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