A decision is expected soon in a case challenging the FDA's approval of mifepristone, a drug commonly used to induce abortions.
Getting abortion medication online is easier than ever thanks to regulatory changes. The practice is pushing the boundaries of the traditional doctor-patient relationship.
Changes by the FDA mean patients won't have to schedule in-person exams to get a prescription. That opens the door for more pharmacies to provide the medication. But not everyone will have access.
The move is a direct response to the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. Though Barnard is in New York, where abortion access hasn't been restricted, the college wants to be prepared.
Police say that in Facebook messages they've obtained, Jessica Burgess tells her 17-year-old daughter that she has abortion pills to end her 24-week pregnancy. They're both charged with felonies.
Pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions for medications used for abortion could be violating civil rights law. The meds are also used to treat miscarriages, arthritis and ulcers.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, Senate Democrats want Biden to use presidential power to ease abortion access and protect those who seek the procedures. But he has limited options.
Some state lawmakers are working to deter residents from seeking abortions elsewhere, or to punish those who help them do so. Delivery of abortion medication by mail could become another battleground.
As access to abortion in clinics becomes limited across much of the country, many patients are turning to abortion pills. And conservative state lawmakers are taking notice.
As the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted a new law imposing criminal penalties for those who prescribe medication abortions via telehealth or the mail.