FDA expands abortion-pill access in states seeking limits

March 30, 2016 11:45 PM

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Guidelines the Food and Drug Administration issued Wednesday could expand women’s access to an abortion-inducing pill in states that have sought to limit its use.

The new guidelines strike directly against laws passed by several states — including North Dakota, Ohio and Texas — that require doctors to adhere to 16-year-old FDA regulations. Several other states have tried to limit use of the drug, but their efforts face legal challenges around the country.

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