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Mifepristone boxes

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule change that allows women seeking abortion pills to get them through the mail, replacing a long-standing requirement that they pick up the medicine in person. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Allen G. Breed

Mifepristone boxes

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule change that allows women seeking abortion pills to get them through the mail, replacing a long-standing requirement that they pick up the medicine in person. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Allen G. Breed

FDA and Justice Department decisions may increase access to abortion drugs

In the six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the future has been murky for medication abortions. But this week, the FDA issued a new rule allowing retail pharmacies to dispense abortion pills. Then, the Justice Department published a legal opinion allowing USPS to deliver abortion pills nationwide, including in states with bans on medication abortions. Reset learns more from a policy researcher and abortion care practitioner. GUESTS: Lee Hasselbacher, director at the University of Chicago’s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health Mary Bowman, nurse practitioner and telehealth abortion provider

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule change that allows women seeking abortion pills to get them through the mail, replacing a long-standing requirement that they pick up the medicine in person. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Allen G. Breed

   

In the six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the future has been murky for medication abortions. But this week, the FDA issued a new rule allowing retail pharmacies to dispense abortion pills. Then, the Justice Department published a legal opinion allowing USPS to deliver abortion pills nationwide, including in states with bans on medication abortions.

Reset learns more from a policy researcher and abortion care practitioner.

GUESTS: Lee Hasselbacher, director at the University of Chicago’s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Mary Bowman, nurse practitioner and telehealth abortion provider

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