Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.
At Issue: Is a 174-year old law really in effect right now, or is Wisconsin actually governed by a 1985 law that protects abortion rights to around 24 weeks? Until the courts decide, women’s healthcare is in a dangerous and legally-murky area.
The 5th Circuit’s ruling maintains mifepristone’s availability for now, but severely limits access in ways that could harm patients seeking abortion care.
Access to the abortion medication mifepristone has been called into question following the issuance of competing rulings in Texas and Washington.
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