Supreme Court sides with Trump administration on abortion pill rule
The Supreme Court granted a Trump administration appeal on Tuesday and reinstated a federal requirement obligating women seeking an abortion pill to obtain the drug from a hospital or medical center in person.
Why it matters: It's the court's first ruling on abortion since the arrival of the conservative Trump-appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Details: Justices voted 6-3 in favor of the ruling, eight days before President Trump leaves office. The court's liberal justices dissented.
Of note, via AP: "The new administration could put the in-person requirement on hold after Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20."
The big picture: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other groups, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit challenging over a Food and Drug Administration rule requiring the Mifeprex pill be picked up in person during a pandemic.
- In December, a federal judge agreed with the groups and allowed the pill to be delivered via mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the order, via DocumentCloud:
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.