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Biden ad­min­is­tra­tion sig­nals that FDA may al­low abor­tion pill ac­cess via mail even af­ter the pan­dem­ic

Biden ad­min­is­tra­tion lawyers on Fri­day told a dis­trict court to hold off on de­cid­ing a ma­jor abor­tion pill case un­til De­cem­ber be­cause the FDA may re­move a decades-old pro­hi­bi­tion on dis­pens­ing such pills via mail.

While not­ing that the FDA tem­porar­i­ly lift­ed the in-per­son re­quire­ments dur­ing the pan­dem­ic last month, the Jus­tice De­part­ment lawyers said the FDA is now re­view­ing the risk eval­u­a­tion and mit­i­ga­tion strat­e­gy for the abor­tion pill, known as Mifeprex (mifepri­s­tone). The lawyers said they would pro­vide an up­date on the FDA’s progress by No­vem­ber.

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