The pill should not be taken in the presence of healthcare professionals.

The United States Supreme Court has ordered that women must go to a doctor, hospital or clinic in person to get an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, although similar rules for other drugs were suspended during the public health emergency.

Eight days before President Donald Trump’s departure, judges on Tuesday accepted an appeal from the Trump administration to be able to enforce a long-standing rule on obtaining the abortion pill, mifepristone.

The pill should not be taken in the presence of healthcare professionals.

The new administration could suspend the requirement in person during the public health emergency after Joe Biden takes office on January 20.

The court was divided 6-3, with the liberal judges dissenting.

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