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.