The Biden administration has requested that the Supreme Court take up a case dealing with the restrictions imposed by the Trump administration on the use of the abortion pill. The case, June Medical Services v. Russo, was brought by abortion providers in Louisiana. The Trump administration’s restrictions required that physicians who administer a drug called mifepristone must have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinic where they were working. The restrictions were imposed in an effort to make it more difficult for women to access abortion services.
The Biden administration has argued that these restrictions are unconstitutional and should be invalidated, taking a decidedly pro-choice stance on the issue. The administration has filed a brief outlining its argument and asking the Supreme Court to take up the case.
The Supreme Court is currently considering whether to take up the case, and its decision will have implications for access to abortion services in the US. If the Court agrees to take up the case, it is likely to be heard in the Fall of 2021.