With abortion pill’s future in the balance, Democrats in Congress see little they can do

Democrats need to ensure ‘the issue of abortion is a woman’s issue, not a governmental issue,’ U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said

By: - April 6, 2023 9:33 am
The FDA approved mifepristone under the brand-name Mifeprex in 2000, and an abortion-drug regimen that has seen few deaths and a low rate of adverse events in more than two decades of use.  (Peter Dazeley/GettyImages)

The Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on conflicting lower court decisions on access to a popular abortion medication. (Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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