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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas challenge to restrict access to abortion pill


OLYMPIA—On Thursday, June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the state of Texas’ challenge to change mifepristone’s legal status which would have restricted access to the abortion pill for millions of women. This is the court’s first major abortion-related ruling since overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022.  “This case was never about science,” Representative […]

Inslee and Ferguson respond to Supreme Court abortion pill decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2023—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an emergency request by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the FDA and other defendants, to halt a lower-court’s ruling that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion pill, mifepristone. “The April 7, 2023, order of the United States District […]

Nationwide halt of abortion pill Mifepristone except in Washington and 16 other states


AMARILLO, TX, April 9, 2023—U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas, halted the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the abortion pill Mifepristone on Friday, April 7. The ruling comes just three days after Governor Jay Inslee announced the purchase of a three-year supply of the abortion-inducing pill that was […]

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