Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 21, 2023 / 17:55 pm
An abortion-inducing drug that is used to kill preborn children up to 10 weeks’ gestation will stay on the market as a legal battle over the pill continues following a decision Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court’s 7-2 ruling blocks a lower court order that would have taken the drug mifepristone off the market as the court considers a lawsuit over whether the drug was validly approved. Four conservative justices joined the court’s three liberal justices in the ruling. Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito dissented.
President Joe Biden praised the Supreme Court’s decision.
“I continue to stand by FDA’s evidence-based approval of mifepristone, and my administration will continue to defend FDA’s independent, expert authority to review, approve, and regulate a wide range of prescription drugs,” Biden said in a statement.