Judge Suspends FDA Rule Requiring Women to See Doctor Before Receiving Abortion Drugs

A judge has suspended a Food & Drug Administration rule requiring that women be seen by a doctor before abortion-inducing drugs are dispensed to them to have an at-home abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang issued the decision Monday, suspending the FDA rule, arguing that the in-person requirement presented a “substantial obstacle” to women seeking an abortion.