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Law’s Jessie Hill discussed states being warned not to ban a federally approved abortion drug

Justice Department’s warning to states over abortion pill bans points to legal fight ahead

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CBS News: Jessie Hill, associate dean for research and faculty development and the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, commented on the Justice Department’s recent warning to states to not ban a federally approved drug that induces an abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. “The idea here would be the federal government has said mifepristone is safe and effective and given it a license to be sold in every state in the U.S.,” Hill said. “No state can turn around and forbid it. That’s one legal theory, and the Department of Justice could go into court and sue on that theory.”