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U.S. relaxes restriction on abortion pill, allows women to obtain by mail

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NEW YORK (Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said that it would permanently ease some restrictions on a pill used to terminate early pregnancies, removing a requirement that it be dispensed in person and making it easier to obtain by mail. The decision comes as the right to obtain an abortion, established in the 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, hangs in the balance. The drug, generically known as mifepristone, is approved for use to up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and is also sometimes prescribed to treat women who are having miscarriages. “The FDA’s decision will co…

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