State attorneys general sue FDA over abortion pill access restrictions

One dozen Democrat attorneys general are suing the FDA in federal court in the eastern district of Washington to remove all restrictions on mifepristone, a pill used in combination with another medicine to end early pregnancies.

The suit comes as a Trump-appointed Texas federal judge is expected to soon decide on whether the pill should be pulled from the market. Mifepristone is currently used in more than half of all US abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Democrat Senators have urged US Attorney General Merrick Garland to quickly prepare an appeal to the decision.

State attorneys general from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Vermont indicated in their suit that the FDA has singled out mifepristone with an unnecessary warning, or REMS, on its label.

“This case is about whether it is improper and…
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