22 States Urge FDA To End Abortion Pill Plans

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Anti-abortion activists hold a moment of prayer during a protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on January 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. The protest was organized by the Purple Sash Revolution and Priests for Life, calling for defunding and replacing of Planned Parenthood. On Friday, thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected in Washington, DC for the annual March For Life. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Attorney Generals from 22 different states signed a letter to Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf Friday, urging him to reverse the administration’s decision to make it easier for women to access abortion pills.
  • The FDA cleared the way for pharmacies to be able to offer abortion pills, even in states that restricted abortion, in early January.
  • The medication, which induces an abortion, has been a popular alternative for women in states that heavily restricted abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center.

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