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FILE – The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, March 7, 2024. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday, March 26, 2024, in its first abortion case since conservative justices overturned the constitutional right to an abortion two years ago. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed likely to preserve access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year, in the court’s first abortion case since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago.

In nearly 90 minutes of arguments, a consensus appeared to emerge that the abortion opponents who challenged the FDA’s approval of the medication, mifepristone, and subsequent actions to ease access to it, lack the legal right or standing to sue.

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