The Supreme Court has ordered that women must visit a doctor’s office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled women must pick up an abortion pill in person during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a 6-to-3 vote, the justices ordered that if women want to obtain the drug mifepristone, they need to visit a doctor’s office, hospital or clinic in person.
Women don’t have to take it in front of a medical professional, the court added.
Mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be taken with another drug, misoprostol, to terminate a pregnancy or deal with a miscarriage.
The ruling, eight days before President Trump leaves office, grants a Trump administration appeal to be able to enforce a longstanding rule on