Reproductive Medical Experts Respond to Supreme Court Decision on Medical Abortions

Statement Attributable to Hugh Taylor, MD
President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

“We are disappointed and dismayed by the Supreme Court decision upholding the Trump Administration’s arbitrary and non-scientific decision to continue to force patients to travel during a dangerous pandemic in order to obtain the medication they need.

“To be clear, requiring patients to obtain their medications in person serves no clinical purpose and is not based on any rational scientific evidence or clinical judgement. It serves one purpose, to place an obstacle between a woman and the medication her physician has prescribed for her.

“We call on the incoming Biden administration to end this policy immediately upon taking office next week.”

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