August 17 2023 - New Updates to STATES' ABORTION LAWS AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Date: August 17, 2023
Author: Center for Policy and Leadership
On Wednesday, August 16, a federal appeals court said the FDA overstepped its authority when it made the drug more accessible and ruled to limit access to the abortion pill. The ruling from a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals is not expected to immediately affect access to mifepristone. For now, an earlier US Supreme Court decision pausing any changes to the status quo stands, with an appeal of the federal court’s ruling to the highest court expected in short order.