Attorney general says abortion pill tied to recent court rulings still available in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha announced, following Thursday’s ruling by a federal judge, mifepristone is still available in Rhode Island.
Neronha said the pill, beingly commonly referred to as an abortion pill, is protected in the state despite recent court battles.
“When we joined this lawsuit, we did so to protect access to safe medication abortion in Rhode Island. I want to reassure patients, providers, and pharmacists in Rhode Island that because of our efforts in this case, access remains undisturbed in Rhode Island, and providers and pharmacists can continue to prescribe and dispense mifepristone,” said Neronha.
The future availability of mifepristone was threatened following a ruling by a Texas federal judge.
A Washington state federal judge however issued his own ruling protecting the availability in 18 states, including Rhode Island.
It is expected that these rulings will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.