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To: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Expand and protect abortion access at all costs!

We need to access to safe, legal abortion is access to vital health care—and we need to ensure accessible, high-quality health care to everyone in America.

Scientific studies have found that people who self-manage using pills with accurate information are able to do so safely and effectively. With the threat of Roe being overturned, now is the time to codify abortion access into law, and expand options for abortion care.

Right now, the FDA doesn't allow mifepristone to be distributed to or dispensed at pharmacies. This puts an additional burden on people seeking abortions because they have to track down a registered provider with their own supply, which is only made more difficult by the fact that strict registration and stocking requirements limit the number of providers willing to carry mifepristone. The FDA can make this a smoother, and more equitable process for all those seeking an abortion by regulating mifepristone like any other medication.

Why is this important?

Health care is a human right. Abortion is healthcare and abortion is still LEGAL.

While Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land, we recognize now is the time for urgency and education on what resources are available for people if they need to safely self-manage an abortion at home.

For more than 20 years medical advances have come forward to revolutionize how people experience abortion. We’re aggressive proponents of people being able to have an abortion on their own terms—without interference from the government, whether they seek that care from a provider at a clinic or self-manage at home.

Right now, anti-abortion politicians are impeding progress by trying to prevent any one from being able to have a safe, effective and affordable abortion. But we cannot let people in power continue to ban abortions and criminalize people who exercise their right to choose.

Abortion-by-mail can significantly reduce the harm done by right-wing, anti-choice legislation, but people need to know there are other avenues. Acquiring and using pills may carry legal risk, especially for marginalized people, you can check if it's legal in your state here: https://abortiononourownterms.org/self-managed-abortion/

If the right-wing justices in the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, we need to be ready to educate people on how to self-manage abortion safely. Any one who chooses this option to end their pregnancy should be able to do so safely, effectively, privately – on their own terms. It’s crucial that we create a world where every person is free from stigma and shame, and protect access to safe abortion for all.

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