The Battle to Ban Mifepristone Rages On

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The battle over abortion continues in the United States. 

The widely-used abortion drug, Mifepristone, remains available to women in the U.S., following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday.

The White House responded to the high court’s ruling with President Joe Biden praising justices for keeping Mifepristone available to women as the fight over the drug continues.

Not everyone was happy with the high court’s decision. 

“The interim order by the Supreme Court is a tremendous disappointment, both for the loss of innocent pre-born life from chemical abortion, and for the danger that chemical abortion poses to women. It is wrong to allow the FDA’s greatly diminished health and safety standards for mifepristone to remain in place,” the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a statement. 

As the next chapter in Mifepristone begins many are hoping the high court will step up to remove the abortion drug once and for all. 

“I also hope the Supreme Court would make the FDA do its job, the job it did not do 20 years ago and actually seriously examine this medicine,” Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said. 

The drug could ultimately be taken away again. 

The case is expected to go back to the fifth circuit federal appeals court.

A three-judge-panel will hold a hearing on May 17th and then issue a decision sometime later.

An appeal to the Supreme Court would need to happen within three months of the ruling.

There’s no deadline for the justices to review the case.