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The FDA recently rolled back remote restrictions to abortion medication

The Food and Drug Administration has rolled back on restrictions to remote abortion healthcare. Over 20 state attorneys general do not agree with this change.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — "Well, it'll be seven months tomorrow that the Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs Decision and abortion stopped in Alabama. So it's sort of bittersweet. We had rights to our bodies for 49 years and five months, and then they've taken it away," said Former Co-Coordinator of Huntsville Clinic Defenders, Kathey Zentner.

The Dobbs Decision was made by the Supreme Court last year, overruling Roe v. Wade, giving individual states the full power to regulate any aspect of abortion not protected by federal law.

As of right now, unless your life is in danger due to pregnancy, access to abortion is limited in Alabama.

"There is no access. There are no abortion rights in Alabama. You either have to travel out of state or find somebody that will send you medications to terminate a pregnancy or you're stuck carrying the pregnancy," said Zentner.

Recently, Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall, alongside 22 other state attorneys general sent a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Robert Califf, condemning the FDA's recent decision to abandon its longstanding restrictions on the remote prescription and administration of abortion-inducing drugs.

Meaning that even though the FDA has rolled back on remote restrictions to abortion medication... Lawmakers here, in Alabama, do not agree.

"Well, the FDA is now coming around saying, well, pharmacies can hand those out now, it doesn't have to be in the presence of the doctor. You just need a prescription. But there's no Alabama doctor that's going to write a prescription for that. So it's going to have to come from somewhere else," said Zentner.

Again, although the FDA allows for people to receive abortion medication via prescription, Alabama does not condone this. 

Going back to this letter to the FDA, those attorneys' general said: 

"The authority to regulate abortion lies with the people and their elected representatives. In our states, we prioritize the health and safety of women and children and our laws reflect this. And in many states, including Alabama, elective abortion is illegal... Our states will not yield to the administration's radical pro-abortion policies."

"You can't be forced to give blood to another individual or piece of your liver or a kidney, but they're going to force a woman to turn over her entire body to grow a human being," said Zentner.

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