BOSTON — On the streets of Boston, most people are glad to hear the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow continued use of the abortion drug mifepristone at least for now.
“If it’s been used for 20 years with no problems by patients using it then I think it should stay, said a woman who asked not to be identified,” she said.
Her friend agreed.
“To have that option you have that option. If that’s what you need,” said this woman who said her name is Justine.
Gov. Maura Healey applauded the decision adding that the drug has been used safely for decades.
“Mifepristone remains safe, legal and available in the United States. Today’s Supreme Court order is a victory for patients and providers across the country – a victory for science, medicine and the law. However, we never should have gotten to this point.” -Gov Maura Healey
People say the drug approved for use by the FDA in 2000 should stay legal despite lower court concerns about the drug’s safety and FDA approval 23 years ago.
“To each person, it depend on what they are doing and what’s happening in their lives. You can’t just put one rule on everyone and expect them to follow it, especially on something sensitive like this. It’s life-changing,” said Maurice Gatas from Boston.
But others say the drug should not be used at all.
“I’m kind of against it so that’s my opinion,” a woman who asked not to be identified told us.
She believes the Texas judge who initially revoked the FDA approval of mifepristone on April 7th made the right call and his decision will prevail.
“I think they are going to fight it. I think the court will push forward. Not allow it,” she said. Then she added that she believes that is the right decision.
“I do,” she said.
Earlier this month Gov. Healey’s administration dedicated one million dollars to buy 15,000 doses of mifepristone in the event the drug does get banned.
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