Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ordered that women must visit a doctor’s office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency. Eight days before President Donald Trump leaves office, the justices on Tuesday granted a Trump administration appeal to be able to enforce a longstanding rule on getting the abortion pill, mifepristone. The pill need not be taken in the presence of medical professionals. The new administration could put the in-person requirement on hold after Joe Biden takes office. The court split 6-3, with the liberal justices in dissent.
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