They're asking the FDA to declare the pill used in about 40% of abortions an “imminent hazard to public health.”
Coronavirus has upended the intimate work of Socorristas en Red, a collective of volunteers who help women get abortions. But it hasn't changed their ultimate goal: a dramatic cultural shift in how Argentina treats women seeking to end their pregnancies.
Thousands of Americans sought out pills to end pregnancies in the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.
New telemedicine services mean that most people in the UK are now able to perform their own abortions at home.
Pregnant people have make an in-person visit to pick up the pill — even if they've already seen a provider about getting an abortion.
In recent weeks, providers have been forced to cancel hundreds of abortion appointments, then call patients back in, only to send them home once more. Abortion funds are helping manage the fallout.
Jane Henney says the restrictions are dangerous during a pandemic because they require unnecessary travel and contact between patients and providers.
But the abortion pill sites people rely on are in jeopardy.