Barriers to abortion care are rooted in systemic racism and reflect ongoing inequities in our health care system.  Expanding access to medication abortion care can help close this gap.

Medication abortion care is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks. It can also be provided safely and effectively via phone or video visits. Telehealth increases options for those working to make ends meet, rural folks, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color who have less access to care.

But outdated FDA restrictions require providers to act as both prescriber and pharmacists and force patients to make in-person visits. And anti-abortion politicians in 19 states have banned the use of medication abortion care through telehealth. There is no medical reason for these bans.

Our laws on medication abortion are out of touch and push care out of reach. Our vision:

  • In real life, we will be able to decide not just whether we end a pregnancy, but how
  • In real life, our laws will follow science, not politics.
  • In real life, we will get our meds in the way that makes the most sense for us, whether that’s at a health center, our nearby pharmacy, or delivered to our home.

Join us. #MedAbortionIRL

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

But restrictions make it increasingly hard to get.

  • Anti-abortion politicians in 19 states have banned the use of medication abortion care through telemedicine.
  • 32 states require medication abortion to be administered by a physician.

During the pandemic public health emergency, the FDA is allowing the pills to be dispensed by providers through telehealth practices

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  • Biden: Texas abortion law ‘blatantly violates’ Roe precedent

    September 1, 2021
    Politico
    Destiny Lopez, the co-president of the group All* Above All, said two concrete demands are for the FDA to lift restrictions on distributing abortion pills by telemedicine and by mail, and for Biden to lean more heavily on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act and EACH Woman Act — bills that would bar states … Continued
  • How the Pandemic Changed Abortion Access

    August 23, 2021
    The New York Times
    During the pandemic, health care providers can send abortion medication by mail. Will the courts allow that to continue? “We’re on the cusp of revolutionizing the provision of care,” said Destiny Lopez, co-president of All* Above All.
  • 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
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