Although data shows that 2021 was considered the worst year (at least so far), by the majority of U.S. adults, there were some high points. For starters, coronavirus vaccines came along to provide some semblance of normalcy. Some people began traveling again and were able to spend time with loved ones they hadn't seen since 2019, which was also fantastic. Then, on December 16, just two weeks shy of 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will permanently — that's right, permanently — allow access to abortion pills by mail. Which, in a country where women's reproductive rights continue to be an ongoing fight, is a huge step.