PoliticsAbortion pills will remain available, but with stricter restrictions

    Abortion pills will remain available, but with stricter restrictions

    Mifepristone will remain on the marketthis was announced by an appeals court who assured that the abortion pill would be sold under certain temporary restrictionsthat is, it can only be prescribed by doctors and it can be approved for use up to 10 weeks of pregnancy instead of up to seven weeks.

    He United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans it ruled on Wednesday shortly before midnight and the case now heads to the US Supreme Court.

    Said decision comes after the ruling of the Texas judge, Matthew Kacsmaryk, who requested stop prescription and distribution of mifepristonemedicine authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which is used to abort and treat early spontaneous abortions.

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    Even though FDA approval of the abortion pill mifepristone was scheduled to be suspended as of Friday some states began stockpiling the drugwhich generated even more controversy among its consumers.

    Since the FDA approved mifepristone in 2000, has changed the rules about how pills are administered, according to the current knowledge about the science and evidence about the drug.

    The appeals court is now ordering a return to the stricter FDA regime prior to 2016 around the drug. Only in very recent years have patients been able to obtain pills without personally picking them up from a provider.

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    On April 8, the judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ordered to withdraw mifepristone from the market in seven daysarguing that the FDA had violated federal rules that allowed accelerated approval of some drugs.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the drugmaker requested an emergency stay of the ruling on Monday and asked the court to stay the judge’s decision because it was about an “extraordinary and unprecedented” order.

    Mifepristone is part of a regimen of two drugs used in medical abortionwhich now accounts for 53% of abortions in the United States, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights.

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    Keep reading:
    • Biden attacks the judge who ruled against an abortion pill
    • Biden Administration appeals judge’s decision that banned abortion pill
    • US government responds to Texas and says it will do “everything possible” to keep the abortion pill available

    Source: La Opinion

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