Is Medication Abortion a Safe Option to End an Unintended Pregnancy

We’ve been surrounded by news stories about women being penalized for wanting to end their pregnancy by taking pills. Can you tell me more about medication abortion? Is it a safe option for ending an unwanted pregnancy?   Women decide to have an abortion for a variety of reasons. It is important for all women … Continued

FDA is on the road to getting it right on abortion care

I still remember how I felt when I saw the sign warning of potential traffic jams due to a special event at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was early morning on July 19, 1996, and four NWHN colleagues and I were on the way to attend the FDA Advisory Committee meeting about mifepristone … Continued

NWHN Applauds FDA for New Evidence Based Label Demonstrating Continued Safety & Efficacy of Medication Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shaniqua Seth at sseth@nwhn.org or 202.682-2640, ext. 225 WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an updated, evidence-based label for mifepristone (Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy. The National Women’s Health Network commends the FDA for putting women’s health over politics and … Continued

Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy by inducing miscarriage. When pregnant people visit the doctor for an abortion using pills, they are most often prescribed two different drugs, to be taken 1-2 days apart. Mifepristone (brand name Mifeprex®) is taken first. Misoprostol (brand name … Continued