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The FDA’s Convoluted Stance on Abortion Pills Doesn’t Protect Patients — It Endangers Them

By Sarah Christopherson | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on The FDA’s Convoluted Stance on Abortion Pills Doesn’t Protect Patients — It Endangers Them

The FDA says pregnant people can meet with their doctors remotely and have their abortion at home — but first, they must travel during a global pandemic just to pick up their pills.

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.

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.

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”).

NWHN Applauds FDA for New Evidence Based Label Demonstrating Continued Safety & Efficacy of Medication Abortion

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 4, 2016 | Comments Off on NWHN Applauds FDA for New Evidence Based Label Demonstrating Continued Safety & Efficacy of Medication Abortion

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Contact: Shaniqua Seth at sseth@nwhn.org or 202.682-2640, ext. 225

Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

By NWHN Staff | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy by inducing miscarriage. When pregnant people visit the doctor for an abortion using pills, they are most often prescribed two different drugs, to be taken 1-2 days apart.