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FDA will allow abortion pills by mail during epidemic

But the FDA requires that the first drug in the two-drug diet, mifepristone, be Dispensed in clinics or hospitals by specially certified doctors or other medical providers. Over the years, reproductive health specialists have Urged that the need be lifted On the basis that there are no significant security reasons for in-person disputing of a pill, women are legally allowed to take themselves to any place, and this restriction places the greatest burden on low-income women and those areas is. With limited access to abortion providers.

With the permission of the FDA, over the years, researchers have conducted a study that provides telemedicine counseling to women seeking abortions and gives them pills. His research has found the approach to be safe and effective.

Apart from Data was collected in recent months From the experiences of women during the epidemic, who received abortion pills by mail after the judge lifted the ban and it was reinstated by the Supreme Court.

Acting FDA Commissioner Drs. In her letter to Janet Woodcock, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the study of the experience of the epidemic “does not show an increase in serious safety concerns,” bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, or surgical The need for intervention “with medical abortion as a result of modifying the need for in-person during the Kovid-19 epidemic.”

Groups opposing abortion objected to the decision. Jeanie Mancini, president of March for Life, said in a statement that allowing appointments for drug abortions through telemedicine could pose a “serious threat” to women’s safety, adding that “chemical abortions should undergo greater medical oversight,” not less.”