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Justices Poised to Side With Trump on Abortion Access

Aug. 26, 2020, 6:57 PM

If history is any guide, the Supreme Court is likely to allow the Trump administration to enforce longstanding restrictions on access to medical abortions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Justice Department’s latest emergency request asks the justices to lift a July 13 ruling prohibiting the administration from enforcing requirements to dispense the abortion-inducing drugs in person and requiring an in-person signature from the patient during the pandemic.

Any safety concerns over the use of the drug Mifeprex can be eliminated through the use of remote technology, known as telemedicine, the Maryland-based trial court said. An appeals court refused to disturb ...