Two-thirds of Americans in a new poll released Tuesday said mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medical abortions, should remain on the market.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 66 percent support keeping it on the market, while 24 percent support taking the drug off the market.
Of those who said mifepristone should remain available, 72 percent said access should remain the same as it is now. Another 18 percent said it should be tightened more, the poll found.
The poll comes as mifepristone remains at the center of a legal battle, after a federal judge in Texas last month suspended the drug’s 23-year-old Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
The Supreme Court stayed the decision while the Biden administration appealed the decision, leaving access to mifepristone unchanged for now.
Another 66 percent in Tuesday’s poll said they opposed the high court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade and repeal the constitutional right to abortion, with 54 percent saying they strongly opposed the decision.
More than three-quarters – 78 percent – also said the decision on whether a woman can have an abortion should be left to the woman and her doctor, while only 18 percent said it should be regulated by law. .
The Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted between April 28 and May 3 with 1,006 adults responding. The survey has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
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