- Last week, the FDA removed a restriction previously requiring medical abortions to be prescribed after a patient had an in-person visit with a medical professional.
- The FDA’s action does not lift state-level restrictions, so telehealth abortion services will remain out of reach for millions of people.
- Research has consistently shown that medication abortions are safe and effective and can be successfully done in the comfort of one’s home.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to permanently allow abortion pills by mail.
Last week, the administration removed a restriction previously requiring the pills to be prescribed only after a patient had an in-person visit with a medical professional.
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