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Case Backgrounder: Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA

In November, several anti-abortion groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its approval of mifepristone, one of the drugs used in medication abortion (abortion by pills). Filed in a federal court in Texas, the lawsuit Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA is seeking to revoke FDA approval of mifepristone and remove it from the market nationwide. If the court grants plaintiffs’ request, access to medication abortion would be eradicated in every single state in the country, even states where abortion is legal. Currently medication abortion accounts for more than half of the abortions in the U.S.

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