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Georgia lawmakers push to end shipment of abortion pills | News Ga Fl

ATLANTA — Telemedicine has become a widely used service during the pandemic, but Georgia lawmakers want to return to requiring a woman to be in person for abortion services. Georgia’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7 to 5 on Wednesday to approve the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” which would prevent the sending […]

Abortion pills now account for more than half of abortions in the United States

More than half of recent abortions in the United States have been performed with abortion pills, according to preliminary data released Thursday, a sign that medical abortion has increasingly become the most accessible and preferred method of terminating a pregnancy. The report, published by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, found […]

South Dakota Governor and Fellow Republicans Target Abortion Pills

PETER, SD — Governor Kristi Noem’s proposal to make South Dakota one of the toughest places in the country to get abortion pills won support from Republicans in the State House on Tuesday, even though a federal judge blocked a similar rule to enter into force therein. Every Republican on the South Dakota House Health […]

Haugaard’s ban on abortion pills goes to South Dakota house ground

Rep. Steven Haugaard, Gov. Kristi Noem’s main challenger, hopes to ban the use of drugs commonly used in medical abortions and impose penalties on potential law breakers. The measure narrowly passed the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday morning with a 7-6 vote. law. An abortifacient chemical drug is defined in the text of […]

Government urged to continue allowing women to take abortion pills at home

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Women will be forced into illegal abortions if the government does not extend rules allowing abortion pills to be taken at home, doctors have warned. Healthcare providers at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (FSRH) are concerned about plans to scrap rules […]

Georgia bill would ban delivery of abortion pills on any school campus, by mail

A new bill proposed by Republican lawmakers in Georgia on Tuesday would make it harder for women to access abortion pills by banning the delivery of drugs to homes and banning colleges from dispensing the pills. Republican Senator Bruce Thompson has introduced new legislation challenging the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to allow […]

Abortion pills arrive in Japan. The doctors back down.

Japan is set to legalize abortion pills, but leading doctors fear women are abusing them. Photo: Kyodo via AP Images For Aoyama, abortion was the only choice she thought she had, after her fiancé raped her and got her pregnant. As a victim of domestic violence, Aoyama knew she was not in the right mental […]

Abortion pills aren’t a magic bullet for everyone

Gomperts insisted that accessing help is also legal and that the organization provides instructions for people in abortion-unfriendly states and countries that do not allow medical abortion to be ordered through foreign pharmacies. But this carries a risk, even if it now seems small. “To date, no one has been prosecuted simply for ordering abortion […]

Governor Noem’s Attempt to Limit Abortion Pills Stalled in Legislative Committee | Local

STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press Governor Kristi Noem is proposing new rules for medical abortions that would be among the most restrictive in the nation, but a legislative committee on Monday withheld its approval until it could get more information on the proposal. The rule proposed by the state Department of Health would add additional requirements […]

FDA will allow abortion pills to be permanently available by mail

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it would permanently remove a key restriction on drugs used to terminate pregnancies, allowing so-called “abortion pills” to be available by mail and prescribed through telehealth medical consultations. The FDA had temporarily allowed the drug to be available in such methods after a federal judge ordered it due […]

FDA will now permanently allow abortion pills in the mail

Photographer: Matthew Kelly On December 16, the FDA decided to permanently waive the requirement that mifepristone, the first drug in a two-drug regimen taken for medical abortion, must be administered in person by a healthcare professional. Now people can receive abortion pills in the mail. It comes after the agency said in April that it […]

Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them to Texas can now land you in jail – Houston Public Media

Caroline McDonald, left, a student at Georgetown University, Lauren Morrissey, with Catholics for Choice, and Pamela Huber, of Washington, join an abortion rights rally outside the Supreme Court on Monday, November 1 2021, as arguments are set to begin over abortion in court, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Texas already has the most restrictive abortion […]

Prescribing Abortion Drugs Via Telemedicine Could Now Land You In Texas Jail: Gunshots

Protesters rally against laws restricting abortion access at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Women’s March and other groups have held marches across the country to protest a new abortion law in Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Montinique Monroe/Getty Images Protesters rally against laws restricting abortion […]

Pandemic and Texas law fuel interest in abortion drugs

TOPEKA, Kan. – The covid-19 pandemic and the near ban on abortion in Texas have increased interest in obtaining abortion drugs by mail, but the legality of doing so is questioned in several states. The case takes on new urgency with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments next month in Mississippi’s bid to erode […]

More people are turning to abortion pills by mail, with uncertain legality

TOPEKA, Kan. — Before her daughter was born, she spent weeks in bed. Another difficult pregnancy would be worse as she tried to care for her toddler. Faced with this possibility, the 28-year-old Texas woman did what a growing number of people considered: she had a friend in another state who sent her the pills […]

Ruling allows nurse practitioners in Alaska to prescribe abortion pills

Nesbett Courthouse in downtown Anchorage. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media) An Alaska Superior Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction overturning part of a state law that limits who can perform abortions. Judge Josie Garton issued a ruling on Tuesday that allows non-physician health care providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to provide medication […]

Abortion pills available by mail in Washington, but access is not equitable

In April, the Biden administration rescinded a Trump-era requirement that prevented doctors from remotely prescribing mifepristone, one of two drugs commonly used in medical abortion. The ruling made abortion care accessible the same way other forms of health care have been since March 2020, when clinicians turned to telehealth during the pandemic. But while providers […]

Abortion pills available by mail in WA, but access not fair

This might surprise some. With abortion insurance and Medicaid coverage and state-level protections to keep abortion legal if Roe v. Wade is overruled, Washington bucks national trends toward anti-abortion legislation. But even here, 59% of counties, where 10% of Washington’s women live, don’t have an abortion clinic, according to data from the Guttmacher Institute, a […]

Provider Eyeing Trend MD Offers Abortion Drugs Via Mail / Public News Service

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Like the Biden administration challenges a Texas law restrict abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood for residents of Maryland, Virginia and DC is start a program focused on patients accessing home care. Dr. Serina Floyd, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, said the near total ban on […]

South Dakota to ban delivery of abortion drugs from telemedicine and mail-order pharmacies

Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued an executive order banning the delivery of abortion drugs through telemedicine and mail-order pharmacies. His executive order, signed Tuesday, directed the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) to create new anti-abortion rules. The rules prohibit out-of-state telemedicine from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs. They also prohibit the delivery of these […]

AOC reminds women that abortion pills are sold online and denounces ‘forced birth laws’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hitting back at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Texas’ controversial new abortion law, reminding those in need that pregnancy termination medications can be purchased online. Following the landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding Senate Bill (SB) 8 banning all abortions in Texas once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the […]

Illegal abortion pills (still) allowed to be advertised, despite the risk

It’s an ongoing saga. Again, we see Facebook allowing abortion providers to advertise and post information about getting abortion pills online while removing ads and locking down accounts of pro-life users. Shady abortion pill suppliers have many pages for women around the world on Facebook. There are groups to talk about home abortion remedies where […]

Increasing Gender Equity Through Abortion Pills on Campus

For many students, access to abortion-related health care is essential to furthering their education, but unnecessary barriers place a heavy burden on students seeking such care. Legislation recently introduced by Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, D-Northampton, and Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, would reduce those barriers. H2399/S1470 would ensure safe, equitable, and affordable access to abortion pills in […]

Access to abortion pills via telehealth varies by state

Telehealth is becoming more and more important in our lives. These visits are also used for abortions, but the rules vary from state to state, and even at the federal level. “In March of last year in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, I found out I was pregnant in the state of Ohio,” […]

Abortion Drug Safety Clinical Trials, By Mail

In December, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that allowed the mailing of abortion drugs. Since then, women seeking to terminate a pregnancy with the combination drug package containing mifepristone and misoprostol must now go, in person, to a medical provider. But this requirement in person is not necessary in many states and […]

Removing home-use abortion pills will leave more women in crisis

Jhe English and Welsh governments are consulting the public on whether to revoke the temporary rules that allow women to end early pregnancies at home with the use of two pills. The rules were introduced to reduce the need for face-to-face meetings as Covid-19 swept through the population. It is essential that women continue to […]

Abortion pill ruling slashes access in New Mexico, nation | Local News

As New Mexico lawmakers debate scrapping an outdated law that criminalizes abortion, national abortion rights advocates are scrambling to regain lost ground in the fight to return the so-called pills abortions no longer available. At issue is access to the combination of two drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol – that women can self-administer to end […]

Supreme Court reinstates requirement for women to obtain abortion drugs in person

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated requirements that women seeking medical abortions come in person to pick up their prescriptions, siding with the Trump administration on medical organizations that argued the mandate exposes the patients at unnecessary risk during the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s three liberal justices disagreed with the majority’s brief unsigned […]

Supreme Court joins Trump in restricting abortion pills

WASHINGTON- A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an appeal by Trump administration lawyers and reinstated a controversial abortion rule that requires women who want drugs to end an early pregnancy to go to a hospital or clinic to pick up the pills, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The justices, by a 6-3 vote, overturned a […]

Supreme Court rejects abortion pills, allowing them to be mailed – For now: NPR

Wording in Thursday’s order suggests the Supreme Court was simply unwilling to make a decision in an abortion case three weeks after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and just days before confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP Wording in Thursday’s order suggests the Supreme […]

Women threatened by Covid need better medicine, not unsafe abortion drugs

New search estimates that there could be 56,700 additional maternal deaths in low- and middle-income countries due to disruption of healthcare due to COVID-19. In response to this tragic projection, abortion activist groups are pursuing expanded “medical abortion”, the termination of pregnancy usually by means of a combination of two drugs and often via “telemedicine”. […]

Here’s Why You Still Can’t Access Abortion Pills by Mail in Louisiana, Despite the Pandemic

This week, a federal judge in Maryland ruled that people can now access abortion pills through the mail during the pandemic, rather than having to visit a doctor, clinic or hospital. But the ruling won’t change anything for Louisiana women and abortion patients. This is because Louisiana has its own law requiring abortion patients to […]

Coronavirus fuels efforts to increase access to abortion pills

The pandemic is helping abortion rights advocates in the United States achieve a long-standing goal: making it easier for women to use the pill to end a pregnancy for up to 10 weeks. Federal and state regulations have restricted access to “medical abortion” since the Food and Drug Administration approved it two decades ago. Nonetheless, […]

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients’ abortion drugs

Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly preventing his American patients from having abortions by seizing their prescriptions Through REBECCA BOONE Associated Press September 10, 2019, 05:22 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BOISE, Idaho — An Austrian doctor […]

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients’ abortion drugs, takes case to Idaho court

BOISE — An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly preventing his American patients from having abortions by seizing their prescriptions. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Idaho on Monday, asking a judge to stop the Food and Drug […]

Telemedicine makes it possible to safely obtain abortion medication by mail

All restricting access to abortion pulls metaphorical walls closer together. On who can dispense drugs, on what clinical tests are required first, on the duration of pregnancy, the rules are all designed to delay, deter and delegitimize. It’s a Death Star trash compactor. The box around abortion is getting smaller and smaller. It’s policy development; […]

Canberra doctors will soon be able to prescribe abortion drugs | Canberra time

news, political act GPs in Canberra will soon be able to prescribe drugs like the MS-2 Step, closing a loophole in the ACT law that required women to cross the border to access abortion pills. The laws – designed to make abortions cheaper and more accessible for women – originated in a private member’s bill […]

Reviews | The real science of abortion drugs

Since 2000, more than one million American women were able to terminate pregnancies safely using drugs instead of surgery. Over the years, doctors have found ways to make these types of abortions even safer and more convenient, but anti-choice politicians in many states have imposed restrictions that make the process more onerous and could even […]

Rebecca Gomperts: Meet the woman who travels the world delivering abortion drugs by drone | The Independent

Each year, 47,000 women worldwide die from unsafe abortion. To put this into context, every nine minutes a woman dies from an abortion which is not without danger. While abortion is perhaps one of the safest medical procedures in the world in countries where it is legal, it is extremely risky in countries where it […]

Canberra women traveling to Queanbeyan to access medical abortion medication by post

The Tabbot Foundation assesses women over the phone and arranges for an ultrasound before sending abortive drugs, painkillers and antibiotics to the woman, offering on-call and aftercare, for $250. In the ACT, the only licensed clinic for medical and surgical abortions is Dr. Marie in Civic. The clinic did not respond to inquiries about the […]

Iowa court ruling says doctors can prescribe abortion drugs over video

Noting that the board, in a rule that went into effect this month, “generally approves the use of telemedicine,” the court wrote: “The board appears to hold abortion to a different medical standard than the other procedures.” Mark Bowden, executive director of the board, said he appeared to have no legal options left. Jenifer Bowen, […]

Planned Parenthood, Tucson Gynecologist, Fights Tougher Abortion Drug Regulations | Politics

Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will dramatically restrict the ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery. The lawsuit filed Tuesday night argues that regulations limiting doctors’ ability to use RU-486 violate patients’ rights to liberty and privacy by placing “an unconstitutional burden […]

Why is the “gold standard” of abortion drugs not available in Canada?

Bottles of mifepristone, an abortion-inducing drug, which is not available in Canada.Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press In Canada, there are approximately 100,000 abortions a year, most of them performed surgically in clinics or hospitals. Access to the procedure varies considerably across the country. Wait times are short in larger urban centers, although they can still take several […]

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