U.S. Supreme Court Delays Decision On Access to Mifepristone Abortion Pill

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The U.S. Supreme Court has extended until Friday a temporary block on limits to access of Mifepristone, a popular abortion pill.  A Texas judge suspended approval of Mifepristone on April 7, questioning its safety.  The new abortion controversy comes less than a year after the Supreme Court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade allowing more than a dozen states to effectively ban abortion outright.  Parts of that decision were upheld on appeal, prompting the Biden administration to make an emergency request to the Supreme Court.  Mifepristone was first approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration more than two decades ago and is currently used in more than half of abortions in the U.S.