What is the Comstock Act of 1873 and how is it tied to abortion pill case?

[ On Thursday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could reinstate restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone, the first time abortion rights returned to the justices since the court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022. During the arguments, conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito repeatedly invoked the Comstock Act. What is … Read more

13 activists arrested ahead of Supreme Court abortion pill hearing

[ Thirteen activists were arrested Tuesday morning outside the Supreme Court, ahead of oral arguments in a case that could dramatically limit access to mifepristone, a widely used abortion pill. At approximately 8:45 a.m. EDT, U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) arrested 13 people who, a police spokesperson said in a statement, were “illegally blocking roads and … Read more

Journal publisher retracts abortion pill studies cited by Texas judge

[ Two studies cited by plaintiffs and a federal judge in Texas that purported to show the harms of the common abortion pill mifepristone have been retracted by the publisher of the scientific journal they first appeared in. Sage Publications said it retracted three studies about mifepristone, two of which were cited heavily by Judge … Read more

Ramaswamy: Supreme Court should rule against FDA approval of abortion pill

[ Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said that he believes the Supreme Court should overturn the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.  Ramaswamy said at a CNN town hall in Iowa on Wednesday that the case, which the court agreed earlier on Wednesday to hear, is about the authority that … Read more