Trump Agency Wants Block on Abortion Pill Rule Lifted for Now

July 27, 2020, 4:27 PM

The federal Food and Drug Administration wants to be able to continue requiring women to visit a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office to obtain a pill used to induce abortions while it appeals an order blocking the provision, the agency told a federal court.

FDA is likely to succeed in its fight against women’s health-care providers, who said the in-person dispensing provision endangers women by unnecessarily requiring them to expose themselves to the novel coronavirus during the pandemic, FDA told the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland July 24 in a brief supporting its motion to halt an ...

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