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The U.S. Supreme Court docket on Wednesday prolonged till Friday at midnight an administrative keep in an ongoing lower-court battle over the FDA-approved use of the abortion capsule mifepristone.
The announcement kicks the can down the highway on what the excessive court docket will do for an additional few days.
Mifepristone is utilized in about half of all abortions nationwide. It has been utilized by tens of millions of ladies because it was first permitted in 2000, and main medical organizations say it has a robust security report. The drug can also be generally used to assist handle miscarriages.
Its FDA approval was challenged in a lawsuit final yr by a coalition of anti-abortion teams and docs.