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“Human Rights Violation”: Why One Abortion Isn’t More “Worthy” Than Another

Experts voice concerns that restricting abortion access in the U.S. severely limits patient autonomy. (Click image for article.)

Photo: Signage can be seen at Hyde Park on June 09, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The march was organised by a Sydney high school student in response to Alabama’s new abortion laws in the US. (Don Arnold/Getty Images)

 

Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will engage in oral arguments in the case U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. 

A ruling in favor of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, an organization of anti-abortion activists backed by the Christian right-wing lobbying group Alliance Defending Freedom, could result in eliminating access to mifepristone, one of the two drugs used in the recommended medication abortion regimen. Specifically, it would restrict telehealth access to mifepristone, in a time when telehealth abortions are growing in popularity even in abortion ban states. It would also prohibit the option to receive it by mail, and shorten the timeframe which it could be used in pregnancy from 10 to 7 weeks. This won’t just impact those living in states where abortions are nearly or completely banned, but those living in states where abortion care remains legal.

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