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Access to the abortion drug mifepristone could soon be limited by the Supreme Court for the whole country. Here, a nurse practitioner works at an Illinois clinic that offers telehealth abortion. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Abortion pills that patients got via telehealth and the mail are safe, study finds

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The Supreme Court will hear the case against the abortion pill mifepristone on March 26. It's part of a two-drug regimen with misoprostol for abortions in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Research at the heart of a federal case against the abortion pill has been retracted

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Elizabeth Weller speaks at a press conference in Austin, Texas on July 19. She's one of 20 women suing the state after being denied abortions despite serious pregnancy complications. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A patient prepares to take mifepristone, for a medication abortion. A federal appeals court ruled to impose new restrictions on the drug Wednesday but the ruling will not take effect until the Supreme Court weighs in. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Protesters filled the street in front of the Supreme Court after the court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. Nearly a year later, 61% of respondents to a new Gallup poll said overturning Roe was a "bad thing." Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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On Wednesday, a federal appeals court heard arguments over access to mifepristone, a drug commonly used in a two-pill regimen to provide abortion and miscarriage care. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Boxes containing doses of the abortion pill mifepristone are laid out at the Hope Clinic in Illinois. The Comstock Act of 1873, which outlawed the distribution of "obscene" materials such as contraception, is being cited as a basis for blocking the mailing of mifepristone. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Demonstrators rally in support of abortion rights at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Packages of Mifepfex, the brand-name version of mifepristone, seen at a family planning clinic in Rockville, Md. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's what really happened during the abortion drug's approval 24 years ago

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A patient prepares to take mifepristone during a visit to an abortion provider in Kansas City, Kan., in October. A federal judge's preliminary injunction invalidating the FDA's approval of the common abortion medication could have far-reaching effects if it's allowed to stand. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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The pharmaceutical industry urges courts to preserve access to abortion pill

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The Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans for an emergency stay of an abortion pill ruling by a federal judge in Texas while the court hears the case. Jonathan Bachman/AP hide caption

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U.S. appeals court preserves partial access to abortion pill, but with tighter rules

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A patient prepares to take the first of two pills for a medication abortion during a visit to a clinic in Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A federal judge in Texas ruled that U.S. Food and Drug Administration improperly approved an abortion pill over 20 years ago, testing the agency's authority. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How an abortion pill ruling could threaten the FDA's regulatory authority

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Misoprostol is typically used as part of a two-drug protocol for a medication abortion. But it is also safe and effective when used alone, doctors say. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Medication abortion is still possible with just one drug. Here's how it works

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Mifepristone is part of a two-drug protocol that a recent study showed was used in 98% of medication abortions in 2020. Allen G. Breed/AP hide caption

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Judges' dueling decisions put access to a key abortion drug in jeopardy nationwide

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