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Supreme Court Upholds Access to Abortion Medication Mifepristone

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a lawsuit against the FDA’s regulation of the abortion medication Mifepristone, maintaining its availability across the United States. The lawsuit was initiated by a group of doctors and organizations challenging the drug’s approval.

Attorney General Anthony G. Brown of Maryland had previously supported the FDA’s stance by joining over two dozen other attorneys general in submitting amicus briefs. These briefs defended the FDA’s decision, highlighting the extensive medical evidence confirming the drug’s safety and effectiveness after more than 20 years in use. The regulatory measures challenged, such as the authorization of a generic version, permitting non-physician clinicians to prescribe the medication, and allowing distribution by mail, were also upheld based on solid evidence.

Brown emphasized that maintaining access to Mifepristone is crucial for ensuring the reproductive rights of diverse communities, including people of color, low-income individuals, LGBTQIA+ people, rural residents, and those with disabilities. He affirmed his commitment to continue defending reproductive freedoms in Maryland against future challenges.


Earl L. Crawford, Jr. 1937-2024

Earl worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years before going into business for himself at Crawford Tire from 1981 until 2019.

Dennis W. Flythe 1953-2024

Denny attended Greencastle Antrim High School and graduated from Delaware State University. He focused on providing for his family and creating a legacy.

Arnold W. Wagaman 1939-2024

Arnie was employed at Mack Truck as a quality control specialist until his retirement; a total of 39 years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

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