Here’s what the Supreme Court abortion pill ruling means and what’s next

The Supreme Court has preserved full access to mifepristone, the abortion pill. Here's the background and what's at stake.

By Perry Stein, Amber Phillips and David OvalleApril 21, 2023

Supreme Court preserves access to key abortion drug as appeal proceeds

The battle over whether to permanently restrict mifepristone, and whether the FDA properly approved use of the drug more than 20 years ago, continues.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowApril 21, 2023

Read the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion pill mifepristone

The Supreme Court ruling on mifepristone retains full access to the abortion pill for the time being. Read the Court's full decision here.

By Washington Post StaffApril 21, 2023

Democratic states stockpile abortion pills as access rests in courts

The Supreme Court's Friday night stay has given Democratic states more time to craft opposition to conservative efforts to dramatically restrict abortion rights.

By Reis Thebault, David Ovalle, Karin Brulliard and Joanna SlaterApril 21, 2023

Abortion ban states see steep drop in OB/GYN residency applicants

States with abortion bans have seen a 10.5 percent drop in applicants for OB/GYN residencies from the previous year, according to new data.

By Fenit Nirappil and Frances Stead SellersApril 21, 2023

Supreme Court extends nationwide abortion pill access through Friday

The delay in ruling could indicate the court is not unanimous in how to handle its first major abortion-related controversy since overturning Roe v. Wade.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowApril 19, 2023

The controversial article Matthew Kacsmaryk did not disclose to the Senate

The judge who delivered a high-stakes abortion pills ruling last week removed his name from a law review article during his judicial nomination process, emails obtained by The Post show.

By Caroline Kitchener, Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowApril 15, 2023

States where abortion is legal, banned or under threat

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyApril 14, 2023

DeSantis signs Florida bill banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy

The state has become a critical access point for abortion care in the South since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

By Lori Rozsa and Caroline KitchenerApril 13, 2023

U.S. to ask Supreme Court to restore full access to abortion pill

If the justices do not respond before Friday evening, nationwide access to the drug mifepristone could be temporarily upended.

By Ann E. Marimow, Perry Stein and Robert BarnesApril 13, 2023

Unpacking the flawed science cited in the Texas abortion pill ruling

Texas judge ignored scientific evidence of abortion pill’s safety, citing statistics that overstate the negative physical and psychological effects of mifepristone.

By Lauren Weber, Laurie McGinley, David Ovalle and Frances Stead SellersApril 13, 2023

Antiabortion group asks court to let Texas mifepristone ruling stand

A Texas judge ruled mifepristone should be taken off the market after the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine challenged the FDA’s years-old approval of the pill.

By Bryan PietschApril 12, 2023

Two friends were denied care after Florida banned abortion. One almost died.

New abortion restrictions have disrupted the standard of care for a pregnancy complication both women experienced late last year

By Caroline KitchenerApril 10, 2023

Texas judge delivers on the hopes of his antiabortion world

Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk has long been immersed in a community staunchly opposed to abortion and hasn't shied away from sharing his personal convictions.

By Caroline KitchenerApril 8, 2023

The abortion pill’s 1992 Supreme Court battle and the woman who started it

Leona Benten was 6½ weeks pregnant when she volunteered to be the test case in the 1992 legal fight over the legality of importing mifepristone.

By Timothy BellaApril 8, 2023

Read conflicting abortion pill rulings from judges in Texas, Washington

Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk blocked the FDA's approval of mifepristone, while a judge in Washington state ruled the abortion pill is safe and effective.

By Washington Post StaffApril 7, 2023

With liberals in charge, Wisconsin Supreme Court could rule on these issues

Liberals will soon take control of the state's highest court after 15 years of a conservative majority. Here are some of the issues they might consider.

By Patrick MarleyApril 7, 2023

New Idaho law restricts adults from helping minors get abortions

The law bans what Idaho Republicans have termed "abortion trafficking," or adults helping minors get abortions without their parents' consent.

By Justine McDaniel and Timothy BellaApril 6, 2023

Liberals win control of Wisconsin Supreme Court ahead of abortion case

Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz’s victory over former justice Daniel Kelly will end 15 years of conservative control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

By Patrick MarleyApril 4, 2023

Florida Democratic chair, lawmaker among 11 detained at abortion rally

The arrests of Florida Democrats chair Nikki Fried and state Sen. Lauren Book came hours after the state Senate voted to ban abortion after six weeks.

By Hannah Knowles and Kelsey AblesApril 4, 2023