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By Alexandria Osborne
Washington State Journal 

Gov. Jay Inslee orders state to stockpile abortion pill


April 12, 2023

Thirty thousand doses of the pregnancy -ending drug mifepristone was purchased by the state under an order by Gov. Jay Inslee.

The abortion-related drug is legal in the state of Washington to end pregnancy up to 10 weeks. The drug was approved for use by the Federal Food and Drug Administration 20 years ago and studies show the drug is safe to use.

But, a federal judge in Texas is presiding over a case that challenges the FDA’s approval, and that could impact the ability of women in the state of Washington to have access to the drug, Inslee said.

“We are not sitting idly by while tha...

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