Let Women Get the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone) from Pharmacies

In exciting news this week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the FDA in an effort to remove medically unnecessary barriers and make medication abortion more accessible. Since its approval in France in 1987, scientists and doctors have known that medication abortion, also called abortion with pills, is a safe and … Continued

Is Medication Abortion a Safe Option to End an Unintended Pregnancy

We’ve been surrounded by news stories about women being penalized for wanting to end their pregnancy by taking pills. Can you tell me more about medication abortion? Is it a safe option for ending an unwanted pregnancy?   Women decide to have an abortion for a variety of reasons. It is important for all women … Continued

Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills What is medication abortion? The two most common methods of safely and effectively ending a pregnancy are in-clinic abortions and abortions with FDA-approved pills, also known as medication abortion. During an in-clinic abortion (sometimes called a “surgical abortion”), a … Continued

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 … Continued

Keep The Pressure ON!

Last week, in a huge win for the Network and women, the FDA approved changes to the drug label on mifepristone, which is the medication used in early abortions.  The Network has championed this change for many years—and this victory has been possible because of supporters like you. Among the changes to the evidence-based label … Continued

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shaniqua Seth at sseth@nwhn.org or 202.682-2640, ext. 225 WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an updated, evidence-based label for mifepristone (Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy. The National Women’s Health Network commends the FDA for putting women’s health over politics and … Continued

BIG News from the FDA Today!

Today, the FDA announced major (and long overdue!) changes to the Mifeprex® (medication abortion pill) label. Since its approval in 2000, medication abortion has proven to be an extremely safe and effective option to end an early pregnancy. During the past 15 years, doctors and researchers have been endorsing a more modern, evidence-based regimen than … Continued

Wishing Mifepristone a Happy 15th Anniversary!

At the Network, we love having a reason to celebrate – and what better reason than a birthday! Today marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. approval of mifepristone – a day that deserves to be lifted up and celebrated. Mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill or medication abortion, is an extremely safe and … Continued