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Supreme Court Halts Mail Delivery of Abortion-Inducing Pills (1)

Jan. 12, 2021, 11:27 PM

A divided U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a requirement that women visit a medical facility to obtain abortion-inducing pills, granting a Trump administration request to end the mail deliveries a judge had allowed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The order, which came over three dissents, marks a shift for a court that let mail deliveries continue temporarily in October. That was before Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court and strengthened its conservative majority.

The court as a whole gave no explanation, but Chief Justice John Roberts said in a concurring opinion that “courts owe significant deference to the politically accountable entities...

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