Abortion advocates expressed fear that access may be impacted by the coronavirus crisis, suggesting the Food and Drug Administration should remove protections on abortion drugs and increase access to abortion telemedicine.
These advocates said access might be hindered as
abortion doctors fall ill to coronavirus, leaving communities with few
to no abortion doctors, and called for donations to support the
organizations and providers still offering abortions. The Planned
Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) drew on the coronavirus pandemic and
called for donations Wednesday.
PPAF did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“We hope you’re practicing social distancing and encouraging your friends and family to do the same, but with this administration’s stumbling response to the crisis, we know you may want to do more,” the email said, before offering tips on what to do while social distancing, including reading up on the “ways the Trump administration has weakened our health care system and undermined its ability to handle an adequate, life-saving response,” and more.
A major talking point for abortion advocates and media outlets during the pandemic is expanding access to abortion telemedicine — allowing doctors to prescribe the abortion pill mifeprisone over long distance.
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