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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:27 AM

Sen. Tina Smith unveils bill to codify abortion pill access

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., will introduce a new bill Thursday that aims to shore up access to abortion pills in states that have not yet restricted access, focusing on codifying current regulatory and usage language around the drugs at a time when many reproductive rights advocates believe they are the next to face restrictions across the country.

“We are on the precipice of the Supreme Court taking away protections for abortion,” Smith told NBC. “We’re doing everything we can to provide layers of protection.”

Smith’s bill, reported first by NBC News, would keep current Food and Drug Administration standards in place around prescribing mifepristone and other related drugs that end early pregnancies, up to 10 weeks. Setting these standards in advance, advocates say, would make it harder for states to chip away at access to this abortion method.

But the bill faces a steep climb in the Senate, where a bipartisan group of senators rejected a bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, that would have codified the protections of the landmark Roe versus Wade decision as the national standard. Smith’s bill is likely to face the same fate.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/sen-tina-smith-unveils-bill-codify-abortion-pill-access-rcna34901

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:17 PM

1. Doctors can prescribe for off-label uses.

Doctors can prescribe for off-label uses.

Just be sure to mention side effects.

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