WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency.
Eight days before President Donald Trump leaves office, the justices on Tuesday granted a Trump administration appeal to be able to enforce a longstanding rule on getting the abortion pill, mifepristone.
The pill need not be taken in the presence of medical professionals.
The new administration could put the in-person requirement on hold after Joe Biden takes office.
The court split 6-3, with the liberal justices in dissent.
According to The Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone to be used in combination with a second drug, misoprostol.