According to a July 13 Associated Press report by Michael Kunzelman, a federal judge has suspended a rule that requires women to visit a hospital, clinic, or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The ruling will allow health care providers to arrange for mifepristone to be mailed or delivered to patients during the public health emergency declared by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Mifepristone is used in combination with a second drug, misoprostol, to end an early pregnancy.

Unfortunately, the Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate the rule.  On July 30 Kunzelman filed another report with this update.

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