Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation

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(Colorado Newsline) America's major medical institutions and drug policy scholars have roundly denounced as "pseudoscience" many of the claims brought by anti-abortion groups in a high-profile federal lawsuit asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its 23-year-old approval of mifepristone, one half of a two-drug regimen that has become the most common form of pregnancy termination post-Roe v. Wade.

Three-judge panel in U.S. appeals court hears arguments in abortion pill case

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(Colorado Newsline) A federal appeals court panel quizzed lawyers during oral arguments Wednesday over a Texas judge's decision that could end access to the abortion pill nationwide.

Observers see the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as a legal way station for the case, in which anti-abortion groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, arguing its approval of mifepristone in 2000 was improper and subsequent changes to its use didn't rely on solid science.