A European doctor prescribes abortion pills to U.S. women over the internet — but the FDA is watching | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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Aid Access, an organization started by a Dutch doctor to offer abortion pills to women in the U.S., is defying an FDA warning by continuing to operate. In its first year, Aid Access received approximately 21,000 requests for abortion medication, according to Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor of public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin who has analyzed the Aid Access data. The requests came from every state and the District of Columbia. In 2018, 2,581 women received prescriptions from Aid Access for abortion medication, according to a statement from Gomperts’ attorney.