Supreme Court appears skeptical on scope of abortion pill case

Some of the Republican-appointed members of the Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed doubts about the standing of plaintiffs seeking to restrict access to the abortion pill, an encouraging sign for the Biden administration as it seeks to maintain broad access to the medication.

The Biden administration appealed a lower court’s ruling that would limit how the medication, known as mifepristone, is prescribed and distributed, such as by mail or online orders. Four medical associations and four physicians who oppose abortion brought the challenge to the drug in Texas.

Abortion-rights activists rally outside of the Supreme Court, Tuesday, March 26, 2024, in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in its first abortion case since conservative justices overturned the constitutional right to an abortion two years ago. At stake in Tuesday’s arguments is the
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