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Supreme Court Allows Rule Requiring Women To Pick up Abortion Pill in Person

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Supreme Court Allows Rule Requiring Women To Pick up Abortion Pill in Person

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a Trump administration request to reinstate a rule requiring women to go in person to pick up abortion pills. The nation’s top court voted 6-3 to remove a lower court’s preliminary injunction on the Food and Drug Administration rule that requires women to pick up the abortion medication mifepristone from a hospital, clinic, or medical office and to sign a disclosure form. Mifepristone, also known as Mifeprex, is usually taken together with the medication misoprostol in order to end pregnancies up to 10 weeks after conception. Mifepristone is subject to distribution restrictions to ensure the safe use of the drugs, according to the FDA. The pill is only supplied directly to health care providers that meet certain qualifications, and they are required to ensure that the woman has access to medical facilities for emergency care. The provider must also review and sign an agreement form with the patient. In …

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