Women will now be able to receive abortion pills by mail after the F.D.A announced restrictions were being lifted…
The F.D.A shared the news on Thursday, relaxing the previously-tight regulations surrounding the drug mifepristone, which formerly had to be given in person.
While this might sound like a win for women all across the country, it could still be difficult for some to access the pill due to several states criminalizing the practice.
As here in the U.S., the Supreme Court is still considering whether to scrap abortion rights put in place in 1973 that make abortion legal for women nationwide.
So even though the new move has seen abortion-rights advocates overjoyed, there is still a long way to go when we step back and look at the bigger picture.
There are 2 drugs needed for abortion, and misoprostol, which causes cramping and bleeding, was made accessible by mail early last year…
So the decision to broaden access to Mifepristone, which blocks the hormone progesterone, is another move to make abortion more available. Although it must still be obtained through a certified health care provider.
In their online statement, the FDA highlighted that they intend to “reduce burden on patient access and the health care delivery system.”
Destiny Lopez, co-president of All* Above All, said: “While the action today will go a long way for people seeking care, other barriers remain and must be lifted once and for all.”
However, some don’t agree with the move to make the pill more accessible, including anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List…
“The Biden administration’s reckless move puts countless women and unborn children in danger. Abortion activists’ longtime wish has been to turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center,” Sue Liebel, state policy director said.
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