Attorneys general from 23 GOP-led states back suit seeking to block abortion pill

U.S. Justice Department argued in its court filing the anti-abortion groups’ lawsuit ‘is extraordinary and unprecedented’

By: - February 13, 2023 10:45 am
an ad on the F Subway Train promotes the pill RU-486 in New York City

In this file photo, an ad on the F Subway Train promotes the pill RU-486 on Jan. 22, 2001, in New York City. The ad campaign, which was sponsored by Planned Parenthood, angered The Catholic League over the public advocacy of the controversial abortion pill. (Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.