Abortion rights advocates say consequences dire if SCOTUS declines to hear pill case

If the U.S. Supreme Court takes the case, the conservative majority could decide to ban a key abortion drug. But if it declines, access to medication abortion will plummet, reproductive health advocates say. 

By: - October 6, 2023 4:30 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide the future of a key abortion pill, mifepristone, more than a year after the nation’s highest court overturned Roe v. Wade allowing states to decide their own abortion laws and bans. (Getty Images)

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Sofia Resnick
Sofia Resnick

Sofia Resnick is a national reproductive rights reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington, D.C. She has reported on reproductive-health politics and justice issues for more than a decade. Before joining States Newsroom, Sofia worked as a freelance reporter and editor. She previously worked as an investigative reporter for Rewire News and The American Independent, and as a copy editor for The Austin Chronicle. Her work has also appeared in the Daily Beast, HuffPost, Mother Jones, New York Magazine, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and VICE News. Sofia is originally from Katy, Texas. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She was a 2019-2020 congressional journalism fellow for the American Political Science Association.