CNA Staff, Dec 16, 2020 / 10:05 am
The Trump administration is again appealing to the Supreme Court to preserve its abortion pill regulations—arguing that in 2020 abortions have increased in states where the regulations remained.
On Monday, the administration filed a supplemental brief at the Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold its abortion pill restrictions by reversing a federal judge’s injunction on the restrictions.
The normal requirement of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in place since 2000, is that the abortion pill be dispensed and administered in-person. The regulation is part of the REMS protocol, reserved for higher-risk drugs and procedures.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other pro-abortion groups pushed for the restrictions to be lifted during the pandemic so women would not have to travel to get the abortion pill; they successfully won an injunction on the restrictions in July, at a federal district court.