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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by anti-abortion groups and doctors to restrict access to the abortion pill, handing a victory on Thursday to President Joe Biden’s administration in its efforts to preserve broad access to the drug.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is poised to consider whether to restrict access to the abortion pill as President Joe Biden’s administration fights to maintain broad access to the medication in a major case that thrusts reproductive rights back on the agenda of the justices in a presidential election year.

Walgreens said it expected to begin dispensing the pills within a week, in select locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, and Illinois. CVS will begin filling prescriptions for the medication in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the weeks ahead and expand to additional states, where allowed by law, on a rolling basis.

The U.S. Supreme Court, which in 2022 ended its recognition of a constitutional right to abortion, today agreed to hear a bid by President Joe Biden’s administration to preserve broad access to the abortion pill, setting up another major ruling on reproductive rights set to come in a presidential election year.

Mifepristone’s legal saga continues as the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for steep restrictions on the drug’s access, though its effectivity is pending the Supreme Court’s review.

A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments today in a closely watched case brought by anti-abortion activists seeking to ban the abortion pill mifepristone, with potentially far-reaching impact on abortion access across the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked new restrictions set by lower courts on a widely used abortion pill, a decision welcomed by President Joe Biden as his administration defends broad access to the drug in the latest fierce legal battle over reproductive rights in the United States.

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block limits set by lower courts on the abortion pill mifepristone as the federal government seeks to defend access to the drug in the face of mounting abortion bans and restrictions enacted by Republican-led states.

The letter from New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James asked the companies to respond in writing within 10 business days about their commitment to dispense mifepristone at U.S. drug regulator-certified pharmacy locations and via mail in the state.

Governor Gavin Newsom made this announcement via a tweet on Monday, days after the pharmacy chain said it would not dispense abortion pills in some Republican-dominated states.