- May 12, 2013
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The US Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to wade into a dispute over an Oklahoma regulation of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486.
In a brief order, the justices agreed to take up the case, and then asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to determine whether the disputed state law bars the application of certain drugs used in chemically induced abortions.
The court said that further proceedings in the case would be reserved pending receipt of a response from the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
The action came in an appeal filed on behalf of the Oklahoma attorney general asking the justices to reinstate an Oklahoma law regulating RU-486 abortions that was struck down by the state high court in December.
The law sought to limit chemically induced abortions to a protocol of procedures that critics said were outdated and would effectively ban the procedure.
Supreme Court agrees to review Oklahoma abortion pill case - CSMonitor.com
It looks like in order to restrict abortions in general, Oklahoma is trying to make it so the prescription and delivery of the abortion pill needs to be done in a very outdated fashion (but one that was FDA approved many years ago) From what I understand, this means that abortions in that state would end up being surgical at that point.
I am curious if anyone has more information on this case. I also have to wonder if this case wins, if there could be fallout on non abortion related procedures. If the state only wants things done specifically how the FDA recommends, could that open the door for facilities or doctors to refuse any non FFDA or off label med or procedure....or heck allow an insurance company to refuse payment for things that are not exactly how the FDA describes use.
Any more info about this case would be welcomed.