“After reviewing decades of research showing medication abortion is safe and effective, the FDA recently took a significant step to permanently lift some of its unnecessary restrictions so that more people, especially people of color working to make ends meet, can get care,” said Destiny Lopez, co-president of All* Above All said. “This is just one piece of the puzzle to ensure that our communities can get their medication abortion care in the way that makes sense for them.”

Despite the FDA’s decision to lift the in-person dispensing requirements on medication abortion in December, people in 19 states still face barriers to medication abortion due to bans on telehealth for abortion. In its new Action Plan for Abortion Justice, All* Above All calls for an end to these restrictions so that abortion care is available and affordable.

Publication Name: Prism
Link: https://prismreports.org/2022/02/28/we-have-a-new-fda-commissioner-heres-what-reproductive-rights-advocates-are-hoping-for/