Critics of the law, which restricts how abortion pills are administered, say it could end medication abortions in the state

The supreme court is allowing the state of Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a state law that had been challenged in the courts say the ruling could effectively end medication abortions in the state.

The justices did not comment on Tuesday in rejecting an appeal from Planned Parenthood’s affiliate in Arkansas, which had asked the court to review an appeals court ruling and reinstate a lower court order that had blocked the law from taking effect. The law says doctors who provide abortion pills must hold a contract with another physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and who would agree to handle complications.

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