The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear a case brought by Planned Parenthood that sought to challenge an Arkansas law restricting medication-induced abortions.
The law requires any medication abortion provider who “gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or proscribes the abortion-inducing drug” to have a signed contract with a physician who has “active admitting privileges and gynecological/surgical privileges at a hospital designated to handle any emergencies associated with the use or ingestion of the abortion-inducing drug.”
The abortion providers themselves would not have to have admitting privileges, just an agreement with a physician who did and who could handle any complications that arose. The law was passed in 2015, and applies only to medication-induced abortions in the early stages of a pregnancy.
The Arkansas government called the law “a carefully targeted response to medication abortion’s unique risks profile.” Planned Parenthood argued that the law puts an “undue burden” on women seeking to terminate their pregnancies.
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