Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (L) and Gov. Jay Inslee (Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

Wash­ing­ton state stock­piles med­ical abor­tion drug ahead of ex­pect­ed court de­ci­sion

The state of Wash­ing­ton has tak­en an­oth­er step to in­crease ac­cess to abor­tion this week af­ter the fall of Roe v. Wade and as law­suits in mul­ti­ple states and against the FDA are un­der­way, with play­ers on both sides of the de­bate fight­ing to ei­ther re­strict or in­crease ac­cess to the pro­ce­dure.

On April 4, Wash­ing­ton Gov. Jay In­slee an­nounced that in March he had told the state De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions to pur­chase an es­ti­mat­ed three years’ worth of the med­ical abor­tion med­ica­tion mifepri­s­tone us­ing its ex­ist­ing phar­ma­cy li­cense. The full ship­ment was de­liv­ered on March 31.

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