A second drug, misoprostol, taken 24 to 48 hours later, induces contractions of the uterus that expel its contents.
There is no requirement that women pick up misoprostol in person, and it is available at retail and mail-order pharmacies.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., refused to stay Judge Chuang’s injunction while an appeal moved forward.
The Trump administration, which often seeks Supreme Court intervention on an emergency basis when it loses in the lower courts, asked the justices in August to stay the injunction.
In October, in its first encounter with the case, the Supreme Court issued an unusual order returning the case to Judge Chuang, saying that “a more comprehensive record would aid this court’s review” and instructing him to rule within 40 days.
Judge Chuang, Gynecologists, Trump
American College of Obstetricians, American Civil Liberties Union, United States, Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Richmond , Va