Mifepristone case moves to appeals court, on track for SCOTUS

Source: Denver Post

“Appellate judges with a history of supporting abortion restrictions were hearing arguments Wednesday over access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion. The closely watched case is likely to wind up at the Supreme Court, which already intervened to keep the drug, mifepristone, available while the legal fight winds through the courts. Three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges were hearing what was expected to be at least two hours of arguments Wednesday afternoon. … Arguing for the Biden administration, Sarah Harrington told the judges that the doctors and groups who brought the lawsuit did not have a right to sue because they won’t ever have to treat people who have taken mifepristone. All three judges seemed skeptical of that argument.” (05/17/23)