Updated: Feb 9
In 1974, my birth control method failed and I got pregnant. I was young and naïve. I went to a clinic and received advice from someone who apparently was anti-abortion who advised me to wait until I missed another period before I got the pregnancy test. People like him shouldn't be given the power to delay someone's medical decision. Because of his advice, I got an abortion at 9 weeks instead of 5 weeks.
If you believe every Floridian should be able to access respectful, quality, and affordable reproductive health care, then this simple action in support of medication abortion is for you. Just weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted outdated restrictions on medication abortion, allowing pharmacies to dispense these necessary medications, and the Justice Department ruled that the postal service is allowed to deliver them nationwide. This is excellent news!
But Gov. Ron DeSantis has blocked access in Florida. Just days after the FDA announcement, he sent an ‘ignore the federal government’ message to medical providers telling them the FDA’s decision on abortion pills does not apply here. “Willfully violating… could result in criminal penalties,” he wrote.
If Florida’s leaders won’t stand up for our reproductive freedom, we must look to our national leaders and institutions to take action.
This is a hyper link so click on it to the letter that they make it easy for you to send:
Stand with us! Send a message to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking them to challenge Florida’s law that requires abortion pills to be distributed in-person by a physician – not by a pharmacist or via telehealth.