The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently lifted a significant accessibility restriction for abortion pills on Thursday, allowing patients to receive the medication through the mail. Previously, an in-person requirement with certified health providers was necessary to obtain the pill.
Women can get abortion pills by mail for pregnancies up to 10 weeks without seeing a doctor in person, the FDA ruled. The decision comes as the Supreme Court considers whether to roll back abortion rights or even overturn Roe v. Wade.
US President Joe Biden’s administration passed a rule making abortion pills accessible by mail permanently, not just for the Covid pandemic, a rare win for the pro-choice movement in the country’s increasingly bitter battle over reproductive rights.
What people are saying?
GrayDawn While this is great for adults i am concerned about younger girls or women who out of desperation might not follow safety guidelines. Not all pregnant women or girls can make the decision to use it.
Black Together Again So is the *FDA* is making decisions based on politics and not substantive, vigorous research? JFC. In any event, this change does not affect state laws which still have the heightened requirments.