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FDA Cuts Abortion Pill Label Requirements

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday eased some of the requirements for taking an abortion-inducing medication. Abortion rights advocates have fought regulations in Texas, North Dakota, and other states that have long mandated providers to follow outdated requirements from at least two decades ago. The eased set of requirements will reduce the number of trips a woman has to make to a doctor, lowers the dosage (which was seen as unnecassarily high), and increases the number of days she has to take the pillsfrom 49 to 70 days after her last menstrual cycle.