A federal appeals court would restrict the use of mifepristone, a pill used in medication abortions. But previous action by the Supreme Court means the status quo holds for now.
While a Supreme Court order continues to ensure the drug is still widely available, the issue returned Wednesday to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as lawyers for both sides urged the court to act.
California, Washington state, New York and Massachusetts are stockpiling misoprostol and mifepristone, both of which are used in abortion regimens.
Democratic state officials say they're ready to dispense thousands of mifepristone doses if access to the pill becomes difficult as a result of a pending federal lawsuit.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by a Galveston County man accuses three women of helping his ex-wife obtain abortion pills used to terminate her pregnancy last year.
The 20 states where Walgreens won't sell mifepristone include some where abortion remains legal. It's not clear whether other retail pharmacies will follow suit.
Changes by the FDA mean patients won't have to schedule in-person exams to get a prescription. That opens the door for more pharmacies to provide the medication. But not everyone will have access.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday finalized a rule change that broadens availability of abortion pills to many more pharmacies, including large chains and mail-order companies.
Montana is an island of legal abortion, but four of the state's five clinics now restrict abortion pills from people in states with trigger bans to shield themselves and patients from legal attacks.
Reproductive rights proponents worry about the risk of counseling those who seek medication abortions, though they've published online support techniques and guides for safe use of the drugs.
Georgia was one of the top 10 states where people used Google to search for abortion medications. Elevated interest could mean patients are pursuing this option with or without their doctor’s input.
A bill aimed at restricting mail-order abortion pills passed the Georgia Senate this year, but stalled in the House. President Joe Biden has pledged to protect access to abortion medications, and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said on Tuesday that access to the pills will be a priority for HHS.
Social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly snapped into effect last Friday.
As access to abortion in clinics becomes limited across much of the country, many patients are turning to abortion pills. And conservative state lawmakers are taking notice.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A bill from the Georgia Senate would allow people to sue companies if their social media posts are removed or altered. The University of Georgia released a study saying abortions could be cut down with access to more morning-after pills. And texts are released from defendants in Ahmaud Arbery's murder.