On April 21 the Supreme Court From United States of America approved with 7 votes in favor and 2 against reverse restrictions which an appeals court had imposed on the abortifacient drug
mifepristone, this means that the sale will again be legal until the 10th week of pregnancy and can be purchased by mail order, at least for now.
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What are the future risks in terms of women’s reproductive and sexual rights?
Second Joy Ochoa, UNAM researcher medical abortions are performed with two substances: mifepristone and misoprostol. THE mifepristone blocks the production of progesterone which is the hormone that allows the pregnancy to continue.
Misoprostol stimulates uterine contractions. so that the product is thrown out, so, what has been happening with mifepristone as of late, and because of what all the chaos is now, is that a Texas judge has ruled that the FDA, which is the agency responsible of food and drug regulation suspends the approval of the use of the whispering.
When was mifespristone approved?
THE whispering had been approved in the year 2000, i.e. it had been in force for 23 years, after the sentence the Texan judge gave seven days to challenge this decision, therefore, through an action promoted by the Department of Justicethe question fell into a Court of Operations in New Orleans which raised distribution restrictions during the case study.
Joy Ochoa He explained that this drug will not be available until 10 weeks, which is how this drug has generally been used, but until 7 weeks, as well as talking about how people will access this substance.
In this sense, a medical consultation would be necessary to be able to access mifespristone and that it could no longer be obtained by teleconsultation or mail, therefore, based on these restrictions, the same Department of Justice and the pharmacist has once again challenged the precautionary measures, now being examined by the Supreme Court of Justice.
This decision won’t stop there, they can’t continue to ban medicines, why couldn’t they ban contraceptive drugs? Why couldn’t they ban access to vaccines?
What was the court’s decision?
What the Supreme Court of Justice decided this Friday was to lift the precautionary measures that limited the distribution of the mifepristonthat is, it can continue to be purchased throughout the national territory for now, however, the processes that are already open have not yet been resolved and will continue their course, being able to also return to the Cassation.
If there is a lot of concern, why? since the court is a 6-3 composition with a very conservative Republican majority, which was the composition that essentially ruled out Roe v. Wade, then there aren’t many very optimistic expectations about securing this right and it’s another example of the very recalcitrant that in the United States there is an anti-abortion movement which is fighting on all possible fronts to cancel access to this right.
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