Biden Administration Presses Supreme Court to Drop Abortion Case

Just weeks after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving a Trump-era rule preventing federally funded health care providers in a family planning program from referring patients for abortions, the Biden administration asked the court to drop the case.

All the parties in the case consented to ask that it not be heard, in expectation of President Joe Biden withdrawing the rule.

Biden telegraphed that he would do so when he issued an executive memorandum on Jan. 28 directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider rescinding the rule governing the family planning program for poor people under Title X of the Public Health Services Act. Read more…

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