Apr 26, 2021
The Lily

You can get the abortion pill by mail for now, the FDA ruled. But it’s still an ongoing legal battle.

The pandemic brought increased demand for abortion pills through telemedicine, according to providers.

Last week, Jamie Phifer, a Seattle-based family physician, did something she has done regularly for the past decade: She had an appointment with a patient seeking an abortion.  

But this appointment was different from many of the others that came before, because it was virtual. The woman was in another state, sitting in her car in her driveway, while her kids were inside on virtual school, Phifer said. The two spoke by video call.  

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