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Kamala Harris becomes the first national elected official to visit an abortion clinic

Almost two years after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris — America’s first female Vice President — made history on Thursday by being the first sitting president or vice president to visit an abortion clinic. Harris, as first reported by NBC News, planned on visiting the Planned Parenthood clinic in Minnesota in a way that would not interfere with the providing of medical services....

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Supreme Court ruling means the abortion pill is safe for now; Alito dissents

The abortion pill will remain legal in the United States.

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued an order halting a federal judge’s previous ruling that effectively banned mifepristone, a medication that is used in combination with misoprostol to induce medical abortions. The highest court’s order did not offer a written majority opinion, only a dissenting one from Justice Alito, meaning at least five of the nine justices agreed with the opinion....

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Supreme Court extends deadline for major abortion case, suggesting lack of unanimity in opinion

On Tuesday the Supreme Court announced that it might need until the end of this week to decide the fate of mifepristone, a drug that comes in the form of a pill used by millions to terminate early pregnancies. Their ruling could result in the ban of the drug, which would mean that medication abortions would be de facto outlawed in the United States....

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