Abortion Pill

The NWHN’s statement on The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revive the Abortion Pill Restriction

By Evita Almassi | Jan 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement on The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revive the Abortion Pill Restriction

Last night, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s medically unjustified requirement that people travel to a certified facility simply to pick up abortion pills that they are then allowed to safely take at home.

The FDA Must Permit Pregnant People to Get the Abortion Pill Where They Have the Abortion — at Home!

By Evita Almassi | Apr 6, 2020 | Comments Off on The FDA Must Permit Pregnant People to Get the Abortion Pill Where They Have the Abortion — at Home!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org 

Permanently Lift Restrictions on the Abortion Pill!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Permanently Lift Restrictions on the Abortion Pill!

We’re calling on the FDA to let pregnant people receive the abortion pill through the mail so that they can get the pill where they take the pill — at home!

How Medication Abortion Changes the Narrative of Self-Managed Abortions

By NWHN Staff | Jan 29, 2019 | Comments Off on How Medication Abortion Changes the Narrative of Self-Managed Abortions

Writing for Jezebel last year, Dr. Meera Shah described just a few of the many reasons why pregnant people might prefer self-managed (or self-induced) abortion to an abortion performed in a clinic.

Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

By NWHN Staff | Oct 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills. Medication abortion can be used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last period.

Health Facts: Medication Abortion and Miscarriage

By NWHN Staff | Apr 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Medication Abortion and Miscarriage

The emotional experiences of a medication abortion and a spontaneously occurring miscarriage may be very different. There’s no right or wrong way to feel! But the physical process, risks, warning signs, potential complications, and treatments are the same.

Let Women Get the Abortion Pill from Pharmacies

By Sarah Christopherson | Oct 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Let Women Get the Abortion Pill from Pharmacies

Medication abortion is safe and effective, but medically unnecessary rules block access — by design.

Is Medication Abortion a Safe Option to End an Unintended Pregnancy?

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Medication Abortion a Safe Option to End an Unintended Pregnancy?

There are two abortion methods currently available: a procedure performed in an office or clinic, or an abortion brought on by taking FDA-approved medication. Both methods are safe and effective for ending a pregnancy.

Abortion Without Provider Involvement: Exercising Autonomy Beyond Partisan Politics

By NWHN Staff | Mar 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Abortion Without Provider Involvement: Exercising Autonomy Beyond Partisan Politics

The NWHN defends women’s sexual and reproductive health and autonomy against anti-choice threats that seek to undermine access to contraception and abortion care.

FDA Is on the Road to Getting It Right on Abortion Care

By Cindy Pearson | May 5, 2016 | Comments Off on FDA Is on the Road to Getting It Right on Abortion Care

I still remember how I felt when I saw the sign warning of potential traffic jams due to a special event at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was early morning on July 19, 1996, and four NWHN colleagues and I were on the way to attend the FDA Advisory Committee meeting about mifepristone (known as “RU 486” or the “French abortion pill”).