In a reversal from the Trump administration, President Biden’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is allowing women to get abortion pills for pregnancies up to 10 weeks without seeing a doctor in person.
In a letter Thursday, the FDA reversed an in-person dispensing requirement for telemedicine abortions that was maintained under former President Trump.
“After conducting a review of the single, shared system Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone, known as the Mifepristone REMS Program, FDA determined that the data support modification of the REMS to reduce burden on patient access and the health care delivery system and to ensure the benefits of the product outweigh the risks,” the FDA said on its “Questions and Answers on Mifepristex” page.
Lila Rose, Live Action founder and president, slammed the “horrific” ruling Thursday on Twitter for allowing “deadly drugs” to be distributed through the mail without regard for safety.
Rose, a pro-life activist, explained that the abortion pill has already killed 24 mothers and 3,700,000 children.
“Because of this reckless decision, more mothers will die, more kids will die, and the abortion pill will be more widespread than ever,” Rose added. “What a revolting decision by those tasked with safeguarding health.”
She shared a video with the link: ReverseAbortionPill.com.
Planned Parenthood’s CEO Alexis McGill Johnson celebrated the decision as a “win for public health and health equity!”