Commonwealth Policy Center

Women who want an abortion can now get one through the mail. That’s due to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision to allow expecting mothers to bypass a visit to the doctor and order the abortion-inducing drugs online or over the phone and receive them in their mailbox. Pro-life advocates call this bad medicine, as some women have had serious complications from taking the drug that will end the life of their child. Others speculate that this may be politically motivated since the U.S. Supreme Court seems favorable to undoing the Roe v Wade ruling that gave us abortion on demand nearly 50 years ago. In either case, the FDA’s liberalized access to life-ending drugs without meeting a doctor face to face is troubling.