Doctors back continued nationwide access to medication abortion

At the urging of the AMA and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Biden administration announced that it will take steps to protect patients’ access to mifepristone.

“Some states are saying that they’ll try to ban or severely restrict access to” mifepristone and other medications, President Joe Biden said in response to the Supreme Court’s 6–3 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned the decades-old Roe v. Wade precedent guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide.

“The American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists wrote to me and Vice President Harris stressing that these laws are not based on evidence and asking us to act to protect access to care,” the president added. “They say by limiting access to these medicines, maternal mortality will climb in America.”

My latest for the AMA. The whole shebang.