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Supreme Court Revives Abortion-Pill Restriction


The case concerned a restriction on medication abortions, which are permitted in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the effects of progesterone, a hormone without which the lining of the uterus begins to break down. A second drug, misoprostol, taken 24 to 48 hours later, induces contractions of the uterus that expel its contents. There is no requirement that women pick up misoprostol in person, and it is available at retail and mail-order pharmacies. There was no good reason, the groups said, to require a visit when the drug could be delivered or mailed.


Source: New York Times January 12, 2021 23:14 UTC



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