Tell the Department of Justice: Stop the attacks to undermine access to abortion care during a pandemic!
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People need more access to quality abortion care, not less. But the right-wing, anti-choice Trump Administration is working overtime to prevent people from getting access to critical abortion care. Can you speak up for abortion care, today?
This month, a federal judge sided with abortion providers and advocates making it easier for pregnant people to access abortion through telemedicine during the pandemic. But Donald Trump’s Department of Justice is working to appeal the court ruling, willing to risk the health and well-being of pregnant people around the country.
Tell the Department of Justice: Stop the anti-abortion attacks!
Medication abortion, when a pregnant person takes two types of pills that induce an abortion before 10-12 weeks, can be conducted under the supervision of a physician via telemedicine. It is a safe and effective way to broaden access to abortion care for pregnant people.
However, the Trump Department of Justice won’t stop playing politics with pregnant people’s lives. But if enough people speak up, we might be able to show enough pressure to get the DOJ to lay off its attempts to appeal the judge’s ruling. Can you sign this petition to show the DOJ that we won’t let it risk the lives and health of pregnant people during this pandemic?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite the recommendations of medical experts including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has refused to revisit the twenty years of research and science proving the safety of medication abortion and telemedicine access--despite the raging pandemic curtailing access to in person care for abortion. The FDA restricts the prescription of mifepristone, one of the medications needed for medication abortion, requiring an in-person visit to an abortion provider to obtain the medication. With the judge’s decision, these restrictions are waived. A win for abortion access!
Restrictions on telemedicine abortion care are nothing more than ideological, anti-woman excuses to restrict access to abortion. The impact of these restrictions falls disproportionately on women of color, indigenous people, disabled people, and low-income folks.
In a country where most communities do not have access to quality health care overall--and especially not to abortion care--the ability to work with a provider from the comfort of your own home is essential. This is even more true now, during a pandemic, when it is so much harder and less safe to travel to see a doctor in person.