"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is loosening restrictions on the dangerous chemical abortion drug mifepristone by removing the in-person dispensing requirement and allowing the abortion pill to be received by mail.
The drug was previously available only at specified medical facilities where it could be provided only under the direct supervision of a doctor. The precautions were taken to ensure that the woman really was pregnant when she took it, that she was not more than 9 or 10 weeks pregnant, that the pregnancy was not ectopic, and that she was not being coerced into the abortion. It also usually prevented the pills from being used to kill the unborn babies of unsuspecting pregnant women.
However, the Biden-Harris regime began active non-enforcement of that policy in April, claiming that the COVID pandemic interfered with women seeking an abortion.
The new policy alters the FDA’s previous Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone. According to the FDA, its REMS safety protocol is designed to regulate 'certain medications with serious safety concerns to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks.' The protocol change now permits pharmacies to dispense the drug with a prescription from an approved medical provider, allowing it to be received by mail.
'Abortion activists’ longtime wish has been to turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center,' said Sue Liebel, State Policy Director for the Susan B. Anthony List, in a condemnation of the decision. 'Women who take chemical abortion pills are significantly more at risk of serious complications and more likely to require a visit to the emergency room. Some women even die.'"
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