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It’s Time to #MailTheAbortionPill

By Sarah Christopherson | Jul 1, 2020 | Comments Off on It’s Time to #MailTheAbortionPill

Patients are turning to telehealth appointments and online pharmacies for routine medical care during the COVID-19 outbreak without having to leave their homes. But for most pregnant people seeking safe and effective abortion pills, the FDA has created a Byzantine set of rules that delay or block access to care.

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.

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 

NWHN Statement in Response to the FDA’s Action Against Aid Access

By Cindy Pearson | Mar 12, 2019 | Comments Off on NWHN Statement in Response to the FDA’s Action Against Aid Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-6240

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.

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.

Our View: Self-Managed Abortion with FDA-Approved Medication Is Safe and Effective

By NWHN Staff | Dec 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Our View: Self-Managed Abortion with FDA-Approved Medication Is Safe and Effective

Women should not have to see a doctor, or “get permission” from the medical community, before ending their pregnancy with safe and effective FDA-approved medications.