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Doctor, Drug Company Sue Claiming State Abortion Drug Rules Conflict with Federal Law

In lawsuits that could impact abortion access nationwide, the drug manufacturer GenBioPro and a doctor in North Carolina on Wednesday filed separate federal complaints seeking to strike down state restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone.

GenBioPro, which manufactures the pill, filed its complaint in West Virginia, naming as defendants a county prosecutor and the state attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, who said in a statement that his state’s law was “clearly constitutional.”

Both GenBioPro and the suit filed in North Carolina by Dr. Amy Bryant argue that their state’s restrictions on the abortion pill are at odds with rules set by the Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency tasked by law to determine drug access and safety.

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