(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration said that abortion pills would become available to all pharmacies that wanted to offer them, so long as they complied with specific regulations.
According to The New York Times report, individuals who had a prescription from a certified health care provider would be able to get their abortives mifepristone and misoprostol at major chains like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. They would also be available to other local drugstores that complied with the criteria necessary.
Prior to this change mifepristone was only available through some mail-order pharmacies, certified doctors, and clinics. Misoprostol was more accessible than mifepristone, but this new regulation will make it even easier for people to access these drugs.
In the U.S. more than half of pregnancy terminations occur through the use of abortion pills. They are the most sought-after solution and have become a polarizing issue since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that had previously granted the right to abortions.
The reversal of Roe has led to many conservative states either banning or restricting abortions. As a result, the pills have become the focus of many legal, political and ethical fights. The battles surrounding abortion pills are also likely to impact whether or not a pharmacy will choose to carry the medicine.
While the FDA has not issued an official announcement, mifepristone’s two makers, Danco Laboratories and GenBioPro, both released statements that confirmed that the agency had informed them of the change.
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