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What to Know About the Expected SCOTUS Abortion Pill Ruling Today

For more than 20 years, mifepristone has been considered safe by the FDA

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is poised to make its first major abortion-related decision since overturning Roe v. Wade last June. Justices have given themselves until 11:59 p.m. Friday to decide whether mifepristone, one of two drugs used in more than half of abortion procedures in this country, should remain available as courts weigh a challenge to the drug's safety.

Here's what to know about the case, how we got here, and what could be next.

What is the case about?

A group of conservative organizations filed a lawsuit questioning whether the Food and Drug Administration followed proper protocols and scientific evidence when deciding how to regulate mifepristone — one of two drugs used in medication abortions, which make up more than half of the pregnancy terminations in the United States.

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