Abortion Providers Scramble as Courts Restrict Pills
Doctors, clinics and telehealth providers across the country are scrambling to figure out how they will continue to provide the most common type of abortion after a federal appeals court imposed new restrictions on a key abortion medication. The decision last week narrowed a Texas court judge’s effort to block the FDA’s approval of mifepristone. One telehealth provider would have to shut down for two weeks. Some abortion clinics in Ohio are considering ditching the drug altogether. Meanwhile, other doctors are looking for legal loopholes to dispense the drug, called mifepristone. “This is going to have a severe, severe impact on access,” said Kirsten Moore, director of the Expanding Medication Abortion Access Project, adding that it will be “devastating” for underserved rural populations. Read more from the AP here.