The ruling clarifies that doctors do not need to be present for patients taking the second of a two-dose regime for a medication abortion.
A protracted legal battle over regulating medication abortions in the state is one step closer to resolution.
The reproductive health organization is ready to fight for women to have access to all termination choices once again.
Act 217 has caused the state’s only other medication abortion provider to also stop offering RU-486 abortions.
No doctor wants to be charged as a felon, and with Act 217 in effect, it’s almost impossible to avoid that risk.