Supreme Court Rules Abortion Pill Be Obtained In-Person

Visit to a hospital or clinic still necessary per FDA regulations, despite pandemic.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a requirement that women visit a hospital or clinic to obtain a drug used for pharmaceutically-induced abortions. A lower court had allowed the drug to be delivered by mail as a safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The justices granted a request by President Trump’s administration to lift a federal judge’s July order that had suspended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s rule requiring in-person visits for the duration of the pandemic.

Chief Justice John Roberts said that the issue was not generally about the right to abortion but rather the court’s deference to “the politically accountable entities with the ‘background, competence, and expertise to assess public health.’ ”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court justices and judges in the lower courts as they hear and rule on cases regarding abortion and various COVID-19 restrictions.
  • With gratitude for protections for the unborn instituted during the Trump Administration.

Sources: Reuters, SCOTUSBlog


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