Mar 24, 2021
Ms. Magazine

200,000 People Urge Biden to Lift Abortion Pill Restrictions

“No one should have to navigate medically unnecessary obstacles in order to get essential, time-sensitive health care—particularly during a pandemic. …  The administration must act now to ensure everyone can safely access medication abortion care during the pandemic, as well as after it ends.”

Last Thursday, 55 reproductive health, rights and justice groups sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to lift U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone. Along with this letter, they delivered petitions with over 200,000 signatures of supporters.

NARAL, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the ACLU and many other groups condemned the Trump administration decision still in place that many interpret to require people to travel in-person to a clinic just to pick up the medication—an outdated requirement that is especially dangerous during the pandemic.

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