he Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed the language of information that comes along with emergency contraception to make it clear the drugs are not abortion pills.
Informational booklets that come with Plan B One-Step, and its generic versions, will be tweaked to remove the claim it stops eggs from implanting in the lining of the uterus.
Scientists at the FDA said there was no evidence to back up the claim. This language made the pills a target of anti-abortion advocates in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade over summer.
Abortion has become a charged issue in the United States, after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling. A total of 17 states have moved to ban or restrict abortion in the months since.
In its update, the FDA also issued a new question-and-answer section on its website about the pill.
Under the question ‘Is Plan B One-Step an abortifacient (causing abortion)’, officials wrote the answer ‘No.’.
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