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US Court grants access to abortion drugs

The US may experience a surge in abortion cases following a US appeal court’s ruling which approved the use of abortion drugs such as Mifepristone among many other out of pills.

The US Food and Drug Administration had approved Mifepristone usage about 20years ago.

According to the BBC, though the ruling gives access to the drugs, it however comes with some restrictions which include visiting one’s doctor to get the drug and limiting its use to the first seven weeks of pregnancy, which is a departure from the current 10.

The Court ruling has however elicited reactions from critics, some of whom say it will open the door for challenges to other approved medicines in the US and could also stifle development of future drugs.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade