Supreme Court is set to decide whether the abortion pill will remain widely available. The high court said it will hear a case brought by a conservative group opposed to the drug.
The justices announced Wednesday they will decide whether a commonly used abortion pill can remain widely available nationwide.
In an order, the high court said it will hear a case brought by a conservative group seeking to revoke FDA policies that have allowed the drug, mifepristone, to be prescribed online, mailed to patients, and dispensed at brick-and-mortar pharmacies.
The justices are likely to hear arguments in the case in the spring and issue a decision by the end of June. Under an earlier order, current access to the medication will remain in place until the high court rules.
A patient prepares to take the first of two combination pills, mifepristone, for a medication abortion during a visit to a clinic in Kansas City, Kan., on Oct. 12, 2022.
The high court said it will hear a case brought by a conservative group seeking to revoke the FDA’s two-decades-old approval of the drug, known as mifepristone. | Charlie Riedel/AP