6th Circ. Upholds Ohio Law Restricting Abortion Pill

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law criminalizing prescription of abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486, outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines, finding that several sections of the law challenged by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America were constitutional.

In a published ruling, the three-judge panel affirmed the decision of U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott to uphold section 2919.123 of the Ohio Revised Code, which criminalizes the prescription of RU-486 by doctors unless the doctor follows FDA protocol exactly. Following a clarification of...
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