North Central College in the News

North Central College political science professor interviewed on WGN-TV

May 01, 2023

Suzanne Chod addressed SCOTUS voted not to outlaw abortion pill

In late April, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) protected access to a widely used abortion drug by freezing lower-court rulings that placed restrictions on its usage as appeals play out. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the drug mifepristone and subsequent actions that made it more easily accessible will remain in place while appeals play out—potentially for months to come.

The move is a striking victory for the Biden administration and its allies in the abortion rights community, which suffered a withering defeat at the Supreme Court last year when the conservative majority reversed the Roe v. Wade precedent that protected abortion rights nationwide.

Suzanne Chod, professor of political science at North Central College, interviewed with WGN-TV, where she addressed the ramifications of this decision.

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