Biden administration asks Supreme Court to take up major abortion pill case
The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a lower court ruling that blocked a rule from the Trump administration that would have made it more difficult for women to access the abortion pill.
The Justice Department asked the high court to overturn a July 2020 ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked the Trump administration’s rule from taking effect. The rule would have required women seeking the use of the abortion pill Mifepristone to visit a clinic, medical office, or hospital Recognizing a doctor and take the first of two abortion pills in the presence of a healthcare provider.
The Trump administration rule was challenged by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as several other healthcare providers, arguing that it put women at risk and was medically unnecessary. The 9th Circuit agreed, blocking the rule from taking effect.