Medication abortion care is a safe, effective option for ending an early pregnancy.

But FDA restrictions require patients to find a health care provider who has agreed to prescribe, stock, and dispense it themselves. Therefore, very few providers offer it. And it can’t be picked up at your local pharmacy.

These restrictions push abortion care out of reach for people who are already marginalized by our health care system—especially Black and brown women who are struggling to make ends meet, those who live in rural areas, and those without a nearby abortion provider.

Given it’s 20-year track record of safety and effectiveness, It’s time to follow the science.

Patients should be able to receive their medications for abortion care in the way that makes the most sense for them, whether that is at a health center, their local pharmacy or delivered to their home.

Join us in calling on FDA to lift their outdated restrictions.

Medication abortion care is used by about 4 in 10 patients who have abortions.

  • Outdated FDA restrictions require providers to act as both prescriber and pharmacists.
  • Anti-abortion politicians in 19 states have banned the use of medication abortion care through telemedicine.

Medication abortion can be safely provided through telehealth, where patients consult with their providers by video or telephone.


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  • Advocates Cheer FDA Review of Abortion Pill Restrictions

    May 11, 2021
    Ms Magazine
    “For two decades, outdated restrictions on medication abortion have pushed care out of reach,” said Destiny Lopez, co-president, All* Above All. “The harm falls hardest on people of color working to make ends meet and those living in rural communities. We’re confident that in its review, the FDA will confirm what we’ve long known—that medication abortion … Continued
  • Will the Biden Administration Get Bolder on Improving Abortion Access?

    April 27, 2021
    The Nation
    The Biden administration’s announcement this month that it would allow mifepristone to be sent by mail revolutionized access to abortion—in about half the country. Elsewhere, state laws requiring patients to meet with a provider in person preempt the new policy, underscoring just how much a person’s options depend on where they live.
  • FDA Allows Telemedicine Abortion During Pandemic

    April 19, 2021
    Ms Magazine
    Advocates celebrated the FDA decision for increasing equitable access to safe abortion health care. “This safe, effective option helps close the gaps in abortion access that mostly harm people of color working to make ends meet—and are rooted in systemic racism,” says Destiny Lopez, co-president, All* Above All. “We hope this is a first step toward … Continued
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