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The US Supreme Court rejects limiting access to the main abortion pill

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected this Thursday an appeal to limit access to the abortion pill mifepristone, lmost common in the North American country, in a symbolic triumph for the Joe Biden Administration that, however, does not examine the substance of the issue.

Various American courts had ruled in recent years in relation to this medication and a group of doctors opposed to abortion had taken the case to the Supreme Court, which finally rejected the appeal for procedural reasons.

Judge Brett Kavanough explained in the ruling that, Although “many” citizens, including the plaintiffs, may have objections to the use of mifepristone, they have not demonstrated to what extent they would be harmed due to alleged poor regulation, CNN reports.

The magistrates therefore leave intact the regulation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the United States, which will allow the pills to continue arriving by mail to patients without them having to go through a consultation.

The ruling is relevant because it is the first on sexual and reproductive rights issued by the Supreme Court since in 2022 it repealed the historic ruling that established the right to abortion throughout the country. The High Court has had a solid conservative majority since Donald Trump’s time in the White House.

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