Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2023 / 15:15 pm
The Supreme Court on Friday placed a five-day suspension on all abortion pill restrictions ordered by lower courts while it considers Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, a high-stakes case impacting abortion pill access across the country.
A ruling issued by Justice Samuel Alito grants the Biden Department of Justice’s emergency request to block recent judicial rulings while the nation’s highest court considers the case.
Alito’s ruling lifts all restrictions placed by Texas federal judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the 5th Circuit Appellate Court on the abortion drug mifepristone until midnight Wednesday, April 19.
Erin Hawley, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, the firm representing the pro-life groups in this case, said Alito’s ruling wasn’t unexpected.