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Supreme Court delays action on abortion pill ruling

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Supreme Court delays action on abortion pill ruling
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday delayed making a decision that could prevent patients from obtaining the abortion pill mifepristone in the mail by extending a temporary block on a lower court ruling.

In a brief order issued by Justice Samuel Alito, the court said the hold, first announced last week, would be extended two more days, until just before midnight Friday. The announcement says nothing about how the court will ultimately resolve the case, although the delay could indicate there is division among the nine justices.

The decision means that, at least for now, women can still obtain mifepristone by mail as the legal battle continues.

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