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Sun May 19, 2019, 12:36 PM

Online abortion pill provider ordered to cease delivery by FDA

Online abortion pill provider ordered to cease delivery by FDA
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN
Updated 2:24 PM ET, Sun March 17, 2019
Abortion wasn't always taboo in America

(CNN)A European organization that provides doctor-prescribed abortion pills by mail is under order by the US Food and Drug Administration to stop deliveries.

The federal agency sent a warning letter to Aid Access this month requesting that it "immediately cease causing the introduction of these violative drugs into U.S. Commerce."

"The sale of misbranded and unapproved new drugs poses an inherent risk to consumers who purchase those products," the letter says. "Drugs that have circumvented regulatory safeguards may be contaminated; counterfeit, contain varying amounts of active ingredients, or contain different ingredients altogether."

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Aid Access, did not respond to a request for comment on the new letter. But last fall, soon after her work went public, she said that safety concerns about Aid Access and the medications it prescribes were "totally unfounded." She insisted that everything she does "is according to the law" and that the FDA's restrictive handling of abortion medication is "based on politics, not science."

Aid Access is "not intended to replace existing services," she added; rather, it exists "to serve women who don't have access."

For more than 12 years, Gomperts' site Women on Web has been offering a similar service to women in countries where abortion is illegal. She says she quietly began offering services in the United States, under the name Aid Access, after receiving about 1,000 emails from people requesting help.

"I realized it was time," she said. "Something had to be done."



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Sun May 19, 2019, 12:45 PM

1. Comstock Laws from 1873

The Comstock Laws were a set of federal acts passed by the United States Congress under the Grant administration along with related state laws.[1] The "parent" act (Sect. 211) was passed on March 3, 1873, as the Act for the "Suppression of Trade in, and Circulation of, Obscene Literature and Articles of Immoral Use". This Act criminalized usage of the U.S. Postal Service to send any of the following items:[2]

sex toys
personal letters with any sexual content or information
or any information regarding the above items.

This is why Sanger was arrested way back in 1916.

We've come a long way, baby!

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