WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 05:  The U.S. Supreme Court is shown February 5, 2009 in Washington, DC. It was announced today that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Win McNamee/Getty Images
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 05: The U.S. Supreme Court is shown February 5, 2009 in Washington, DC. It was announced today that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Now playing
02:13
Supreme Court rejects challenge to abortion law
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) attends a lunch meeting for Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room at the White House June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The president called the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in favor of the administration's travel ban a "tremendous victory," according to published reports.  (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Pool/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) attends a lunch meeting for Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room at the White House June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The president called the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in favor of the administration's travel ban a "tremendous victory," according to published reports. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)
Now playing
01:23
Collins discussed Roe v. Wade with Kavanaugh
Dana will do a sit-down 3 camera interview (fs7s) with the VP.  Crews can start setting up at 12:30pm. **Crew should plan to plug in the Pence ISO shot live.  The House Gallery has given us permission to plug in to the drop behind H-137 (across from Clyburn's office). If we have trouble finding the drop just go to the Gallery and they'll walk you to it.
PHOTO: CNN
Dana will do a sit-down 3 camera interview (fs7s) with the VP. Crews can start setting up at 12:30pm. **Crew should plan to plug in the Pence ISO shot live. The House Gallery has given us permission to plug in to the drop behind H-137 (across from Clyburn's office). If we have trouble finding the drop just go to the Gallery and they'll walk you to it.
Now playing
02:08
Pence: I do still want Roe v. Wade overturned
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
01:08
Toobin: Roe v. Wade is doomed because Trump won
Khadijah Dija
PHOTO: Alex Platt/CNN
Khadijah Dija
Now playing
05:07
Trump's funding ban leads to more abortions
PHOTO: Sister Supporter
Now playing
01:31
Anti-abortion protests banned outside London clinic
People hold up coat hangers as they demonstrate in front of the seat of the Warsaw archdiocese on March 18, 2018 in a protest against what they call the Catholic Churchs intrusion into politics by supporting a new measure to tighten the already restrictive law on abortion. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOTO: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images
People hold up coat hangers as they demonstrate in front of the seat of the Warsaw archdiocese on March 18, 2018 in a protest against what they call the Catholic Churchs intrusion into politics by supporting a new measure to tighten the already restrictive law on abortion. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Now playing
03:27
Polish women go to Germany for legal abortions
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
01:36
Abortion wasn't always taboo in America
PHOTO: Matthew Busch for CNN
Now playing
05:56
Mom: I would have had an abortion
The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010, in Washington.
PHOTO: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010, in Washington.
Now playing
01:27
The most important abortion case in decades
PHOTO: Casey Capachi/ CNN
Now playing
02:58
A mother's voice: Abortion after 20 weeks
pkg arizona school rips abortion pages out biology books_00004903.jpg
PHOTO: KTVK
pkg arizona school rips abortion pages out biology books_00004903.jpg
Now playing
01:25
School to rip abortion page out of books
Colorado springs shooting planned parenthood past todd live tsr_00000407.jpg
PHOTO: Google
Colorado springs shooting planned parenthood past todd live tsr_00000407.jpg
Now playing
02:29
Has Planned Parenthood been targeted in past attacks?
scalia roe v wade piers intv_00030419.jpg
scalia roe v wade piers intv_00030419.jpg
Now playing
04:07
2012: Scalia: Constitution says nothing about abortion
A 29 October 2006 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.            (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOTO: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
A 29 October 2006 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Now playing
01:37
Supreme Court to hear challenge to major abortion case
(CNN) —  

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for a controversial Arkansas law that blocks medication-induced abortions to go into effect.

The law, passed in 2015, says that any physician who “gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug” shall have to have a contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

The order, issued without comment, would allow the law to take effect in mid-July if no other legal action is taken and did not say if the law is legal or not.

Late Tuesday night, Planned Parenthood went back to the district court and asked for a temporary restraining order to block the law.

“Arkansas is now shamefully responsible for being the first state to ban medication abortion,” Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said in a statement. This dangerous law also immediately ends access to safe, legal abortion at all but one health center in the state. If that’s not an undue burden, what is? This law cannot and must not stand. We will not stop fighting for every person’s right to access safe, legal abortion.”

Planned Parenthood argues the law is unconstitutional because it places an undue burden on a patient’s right to choose abortion.

Medication abortion – available only early in a pregnancy – involves the combination of two pills called mifepristone and misoprostol.

Lawyers for Arkansas say the law is a “commonsense requirement” that “merely requires medication abortion providers to have a contractual relationship (to ensure follow-up treatment if needed) with a physician that has admitting privileges.”

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge celebrated the ruling. “Protecting the health and well-being of women and the unborn will always be a priority,” she said in a statement. “We are a pro-life state and always will be as long as I am attorney general.”

A district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law noting that it would force clinics to stop offering abortion services. A panel of judges on the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals vacated that injunction, however, and sent the case back down to the lower court to determine how many women would be unduly burdened by the so called “contract-physician” requirement.

After the appellate court ruled, Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court to take up the case.