2023-01-25 15:21:23

Pair of lawsuits kick off state-federal battle over abortion pills

By Alice Miranda Ollstein

A widely anticipated legal battle over whether federal policies supersede state laws began Wednesday with a pair of lawsuits seeking to stop restrictions on abortion pills in two states.

The challenges targeting laws in North Carolina and West Virginia that block patients from receiving abortion pills by mail or from retail pharmacies or ban the use of the pills entirely will likely have national implications, as more than a dozen states have imposed laws limiting how, when and where patients can obtain abortion pills.

Both cases make the argument that federal policies, not state laws, should determine access to abortion medicine. While the cases only ask that the laws be suspended, wins for challengers could embolden doctors or advocacy groups to target other states restrictions on the medication.

The cases come as both supporters and opponents of the right to terminate a pregnancy are increasingly focusing on abortion pills which recently became the most popular method of abortion in the United States and a common way patients are circumventing state bans on the procedure.

Continue read on politico.com

Logo The New York Times
Business / FinanceBy Pam Belluck2023-01-25 10:00:28
The case, brought by GenBioPro, a company that makes one of two abortion drugs, argues that it is unconstitutional for a state to bar access to a medication...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 18:23:03
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, along with the state's Republican attorney general, said Tuesday the state will prosecute pharmacists who...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Kaiser Health News2023-01-23 22:00:22
By Julie Rovner | KHN Anti-abortion advocates are pressing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned the...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 18:22:33
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy will be allowed to stand until a hearing before the state Supreme Court. The...

HealthBy Alice Miranda Ollstein2023-01-25 09:30:00
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Nurses at the low-slung maze-like student health complex at the University of California, Santa Barbara work year-round to make sure...

Logo CBS News
Politics2023-01-23 10:00:05
Anti-abortion advocates are pressing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned the national right to abortion....

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-23 19:15:55
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico s top prosecutor on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to nullify abortion ordinances that local elected officials have...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 17:35:11
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York s Legislature is poised to take another step Tuesday toward adopting a constitutional amendment that would bar discrimination...

Logo Benzinga
PoliticsBy Joana Scopel2023-01-24 19:15:36
South Carolina isone of the few states where both medical and recreational cannabis is still illegal. But state Sen. Tom Davis (R) is trying to change that...

PoliticsBy Claire Rush2023-01-23 21:59:57
PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S....

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-25 02:09:39
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois' two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws ubiquitous firearms in radical defiance of the Constitution's Second...

Logo Benzinga
PoliticsBy Nicols Jose Rodriguez2023-01-24 22:53:14
Although Virginia was the first state in the South to legalize cannabis in 2021, local press reports the state still lacks a consistent market. Lawmakers...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 20:18:45
DENVER (AP) Two decades after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and two months after five people were killed at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs,...

PoliticsBy Tom Davies2023-01-19 06:26:32
INDIANAPOLIS The fate of Indianas Republican-backed abortion ban on Thursday goes before the state Supreme Court as it hears arguments on whether it violates...

Logo PR Newswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-25 05:00:00
CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's 21 st annual "State of Tobacco Control" report, released today, reveals the states...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Health Day2023-01-25 12:39:00
By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to tobacco control, some states do a far better job than others...

Business / FinanceBy Spencer Kimball2023-01-24 13:36:05
Key Points Anti-abortion physicians are suing to overturn the FDA's approval of mifepristone, which dates back more than two decades. Mifepristone used in...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 23:29:28
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A Florida man and woman accused of vandalizing several anti-abortion reproductive health services facilities are facing federal charges. A...

Logo PR Newswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-24 19:08:00
Driven by the Dobbs decision, investors seeking action on benefits, data privacy, political spending, and more SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Ed O'keefe2023-01-24 20:51:28
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker believes a sweeping ban on certain high-powered firearms and high-capacity ammunition magazines he recently signed into law will...