Access To Abortion Pills For South Dakotans Could Depend On Supreme Court Decision

(Pierre, SD) — The U.S. Supreme Court is considering arguments on a case that can change the way some South Dakota women access abortion medication. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and other state AGs are arguing that federal regulation of the abortion pill mifepristone [[ mif-ah-priss-tone ]] is too relaxed which makes it difficult for states to enforce its own laws. Anti-abortion doctors and groups sued the FDA after it changed its policy that removed the requirement that women have to see a doctor in person in order to received the pill. With South Dakota’s near-total abortion ban, many patients obtained the pill through online consultations and prescriptions. The Supreme Court’s ruling isn’t expected until at least June.

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