European Doctor Defies FDA Orders to Stop Sending US Women Abortion Pills by Mail

May 24, 2019

(CNN) – A European doctor who provides abortion pills by mail to the United States is defying an order from the US Food and Drug Administration to stop. “It is very important to continue … because it is the only safe abortion alternative for some of the most vulnerable people,” Dr. Rebecca Gomperts said in an emailed statement. “As a physician, I have the obligation to provide medical care to people in need.” A letter drawn up by Gomperts’ attorney was sent to the FDA late last week, offering a formal response to the federal agency, which had asked the doctor in March to “immediately cease causing the introduction of these violative drugs into U.S. Commerce.” 

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