Category: Abortion pills

Why poor quality standards for abortion pills aren’t pro-woman

When it comes to the distribution of the abortifacient drug mifepristone, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fallen asleep. Despite comprehensive data showing higher rates of complications and ER visits from chemical abortion, the abortion pill has been praised by corporate media, promoted as “safe” by President Joe Biden, and subjected to […]

How an unmarked van quietly delivers abortion pills to the Colorado border

As abortion becomes increasingly restricted across the country, a nondescript mobile clinic operates on the Colorado border, where out-of-state women can pick up medication themselves. “There is no signage on it,” said Dr. Julie Amaon, medical director of Just The Pill. “We don’t try to tell people what we’re doing to keep patients safe, because […]

Offering abortion pills on campus could eliminate access limits, students say

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images/STOCK (NEW YORK) – Colleges and universities offering the abortion pill on campus could help reduce barriers to accessing abortion care, even in states that currently have protections for such care, say student advocates the right to abortion. Students in California and New York told ABC News that increasing access points of care, […]

Nigeria: Abortion pills widely used in Nigeria – Women and providers talk about their experiences

Unwanted pregnancies are common among women of reproductive age in Nigeria and a significant number end in abortion. Each year, between 2015 and 2019, nearly three million pregnancies were unintended. Forty-eight percent ended in abortion. Many of these abortions are unsafe and some result in severe maternal morbidity or death. The main reason for this […]

Abuse of abortion pills among reasons for high number of maternal deaths in Nepal

In July, a 28-year-old woman from Kavrepalanchok was rushed to Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital in Thapathali after suffering septic shock, a life-threatening condition that occurs when blood pressure drops to an extremely low level after an infection. Doctors who treated the patient said the woman was bleeding profusely due to the misuse of a […]

This startup will sell abortion pills to patients who aren’t pregnant – The Virginian-Pilot

Choice will start selling abortion pills to people who aren’t pregnant so they can store them for future use, the reproductive healthcare startup announced Wednesday. The company will only offer the service, also known as “advanced provisioning”, in US states where it is licensed to operate – California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine and New Mexico – […]

Online clinic offering abortion pills to patients who are not pregnant for future use

An online clinic offers abortion pills to patients who are not pregnant in Illinois and several other states, keeping the drug on hand for future use. Choice, a California-based reproductive healthcare startup, launched the service on Wednesday to increase abortion access, particularly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, ending federal […]

Startup Choice to sell abortion pills to non-pregnant people who want to stock up

Choice will start selling abortion pills to people who aren’t pregnant so they can store them for future use, the reproductive healthcare startup announced Wednesday. The company will only offer the service, also known as “advanced provisioning”, in US states where it is licensed to operate – California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine and New Mexico – […]

Virginia supplier fired for refusing to supply contraceptives, abortion pills, sues CVS

A Virginia nurse practitioner has filed a lawsuit against drugstore chain CVS after she said she was fired from the Alexandria MinuteClinic for refusing to provide certain birth control or abortion pills to customers, reports 7News. Paige Casey has filed a lawsuit in the Prince William County Circuit Court, with her lawyers saying she was […]

Facebook removed a Planned Parenthood post sharing information about abortion pills

Facebook removed a post from Planned Parenthood of Michigan that shared resources for medical abortions earlier this month, as first reported by the Michigan advance. The post, shared on the organization’s Facebook page, explained what a medical abortion is, linked to an article describing online abortion pill providers, and noted that the organization was proud […]

The first home abortion pills will be permanently available in England and Wales | Political news

Home abortion pills will be made permanently available to women in England and Wales from the end of the month, the government has announced. The so-called “pills in the mail” were made available temporarily when the COVID pandemic hit in March 2020. It allowed women to have early medical abortions at home, by taking two […]

Facebook restricted a family planning post telling people about abortion pills

Image: Justin Sullivan/Staff Facebook restricted a post from Planned Parenthood of Michigan that contained factual information about abortion pills and also included a link to an article on where to get abortion pills online. Abortion is legal in Michigan. The news shows that Facebook and its parent company Meta’s continue to face content moderation issues […]

The first home abortion pills will be permanently available in England and Wales | Politics News

Home abortion pills will be made permanently available to women in England and Wales from the end of the month, the government has announced. The so-called “pills in the mail” were made available temporarily when the COVID pandemic hit in March 2020. It allowed women to have early medical abortions at home, by taking two […]

Montana Planned Parenthood resumes giving abortion pills to out-of-state clients

(live action) Montana Planned Parenthood facilities have announced they will resume performing chemical abortions on out-of-state patients. The abortion giant previously said it would stop distributing abortion pills to these patients for fear of possible lawsuits, but an executive order from the Biden administration reassured them that they would be protected by committing these abortions. […]

Facebook helps cops arrest teen for buying abortion pills

Imprisoning 17-year-old girls, that’s social media Facebook provided user information to Nebraska police, leading directly to the prosecution of a 17-year-old girl for alleged crimes related to ordering abortion pills online. The notworking social team didn’t even bother to challenge the order she just gave the teenagers, direct messages to the cops, who are now […]

The web is home to an illegal bazaar of abortion pills. The FDA is ill-equipped to stop it.

“Counterfeit criminals go where there is demand – and there is demand and there are access issues,” said Libby Baney, senior adviser to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a group defense of the abortion pill market. “This creates a criminal opportunity and a major risk to patient safety.” Google says it is generally unable […]

Republicans are trying to ban talk about abortion pills. Activists swear a “mass defiance”.

Amelia Bonow spent the 4th of July talking to strangers about abortion pills at a lemonade stand in front of the Supreme Court. About ten days after the institution ended federal abortion rightsyouhe founding director of Shout Your Abortion gathered friends and volunteers to dress in red, white and blue and the hand popsicles and […]

Everything You Need To Know About Self-Managed Abortions i.e. Abortion Pills

The use of medications like abortion pills to terminate a pregnancy at home without a doctor’s supervision or outside of a traditional health care facility is called self-directed abortion. Studies have proven the effectiveness of using home abortion pills, and these drugs have been recommended by organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the World […]

Everything you need to know about self managed abortions i.e. abortion pills

The use of medications like abortion pills to terminate a pregnancy at home without the supervision of a doctor or outside of a traditional health care facility is called self-directed abortion. Studies have proven the effectiveness of using home abortion pills, and these drugs have been recommended by organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and […]

Federal Abortion Pill Guidelines Confuse Georgia Pharmacists

Republican U.S. Representative from Georgia Buddy Carter, a pharmacist, called HHS’s message to his colleagues a “gross abuse of executive authority.” “There is no constitutional right to an abortion, and as such there is no constitutional duty for pharmacists to knowingly dispense medication intended for abortion,” Carter said in a statement. “This administration has a […]

Demand for Abortion Pills Increases After Roe v. wade

abortion pill Getty Demand for abortion pills has increased dramatically in the United States following the Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Companies that prescribe abortion pills — after telehealth consultations — have reported more web traffic and dating requests in recent weeks, including in states with “trigger” laws where abortion […]

Abortion pills are increasingly used, but will not be a post-Roe “cure”

CNN — In light of last month’s Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and revoked the constitutional right to abortion, much of the Biden administration’s response has focused on protecting access to medical abortion. Mifepristone – a pill used to medically induce abortion in combination with another drug, misoprostol – is approved by […]

Activist faces 3 years in prison for sending abortion pills to Poland – this could signal what is to come in the US

Abortion rights activists march to the White House to denounce the United States Supreme Court’s decision to end federal abortion rights protections Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Washington, DC, USA United. The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health overturns the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade case, removing a federal right to abortion. (Photo […]

Do not refuse to provide abortion pills

July 14, 2022 — The Biden administration issued guidelines on Wednesday reminding the nation’s 60,000 retail pharmacies of their obligation under federal law to provide prescription drugs, including drugs that can induce abortion. The Department of Health and Human Services has listed several conditions commonly treated with medication that can cause abortion, warning that refusing […]

Biden warns pharmacists not to block requests for contraceptives and abortion pills

BREAKING: The Biden administrator today told pharmacies nationwide they could be breaking civil rights laws if they refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control or abortion pills or other medications they say will could be used for these purposes. TK story… —Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) July 13, 2022 Here is another directive that is sure […]

HHS Warns Pharmacies That Refuse Abortion Pills They Are Violating Anti-Discrimination Law

Jhe Biden Administration warns retail pharmacies against patient refusal Abortion-induce drugs, saying it would violate anti-discrimination laws by denying health care to pregnant women. The Department of Health and Social Services‘s Office for Civil Rights issued guidelines strengthening the Obamacare law that warns more than 60,000 American pharmacies against the refusal to dispense drugs causing […]

Abortion Pills and Medical Abortion Facts

Medications to end a pregnancy usually involve two drugs: mifepristone (Mifeprex, RU-486, “the abortion pill”) and misoprostol (Cytotec). Mifepristone stops progesterone, a hormone needed to maintain pregnancy. Misoprostol tells the uterus to contract to empty its contents. Cervical dilation (opening) also occurs at this time, allowing tissue to be pushed out of the uterus. Medications […]

Biden engages in legal battle with red states over abortion pills

Anti-Abortion the defenders prepare to fight the president Joe Bidenis committed to ensuring access to abortion-inducing drugs by exercising federal authority over states that have restrictions in place. Biden signed a decree Friday aimed at bolstering access to abortion now that the Supreme Court has ruled in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization […]

Biden administration and states brace for possible legal battles over abortion pills – FOX23 News

WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden administration is warning that some states may attempt to restrict access to government-approved abortion pills and birth control following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month. “Those who want to ban all abortions, their next move is going to be medical abortion and crossing the state […]

Montana clinics preemptively restrict out-of-state patients’ access to abortion pills

All four states bordering Montana have ‘trigger laws’ in effect or pending now that the US Supreme Court has ended federal abortion protections, making the conservative Big Sky Country an unlikely haven for women seeking to terminate their pregnancy. But Montana’s potential to become an abortion haven has been diminished — not by lawmakers and […]

Biden administration, states brace for possible legal battles over abortion pills – 102.3 KRMG

WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden administration is warning that some states may attempt to restrict access to government-approved abortion pills and birth control following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month. “Those who want to ban all abortions, their next move is going to be medical abortion and crossing the state […]

Biden Admin & States Brace for Possible Legal Battles Over Abortion Pills – Action News Jax

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is warning that some states may try to restrict access to government-approved abortion pills and birth control following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning Roe vs. Wade last month. STORY: ‘A place for a second chance’: Jacksonville organization helps families and individuals fight poverty “Those who want to ban all abortions, […]

Can Michigan residents get abortion pills in Canada? The governor asks for clarification.

Continuing her efforts to ensure comprehensive reproductive health care for Michigan residents, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is seeking clarification on residents’ rights to cross the U.S. border for care or prescription medications, including abortion pills. Current rules on importing drugs, including those that can be used for medical abortion, are complex and poorly understood by the […]

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