How to Access Abortion Pills by Mail — and What to Know When You Do

This article first appeared in The Appeal’s weekly newsletter. Sign up here. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade accelerated efforts to criminalize abortion in the United States. Laws banning abortion have gone into effect in at least eight states since the decision came down in late June. More states are expected to restrict access soon. But there is one abortion method states will have a hard time eradicating: medication abortion. The abortion pills available — mifepristone and misoprostol — are safer than Tylenol and have been approved by the FDA since 2000. They are only recommended for…

Cori Bush Introduces Bill to Protect Access to Abortion Pills

Democrats Rep. Cori Bush and Sen. Tina Smith introduced legislation on Monday that would codify national standards for administering abortion medication in order to protect access for millions, as extremist Republicans rush to drastically restrict reproductive health care across the country. Medication abortion accounts for over half of all abortions in the United States. The new legislation is the latest effort by Democrats across the country to shield abortion seekers and their doctors from criminalization, misogynist cruelty, human rights abuses after the far right majority on the Supreme Court repealed their constitutional right to abortion last month. “While extremist anti-abortion…

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