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American doctors from the American Medical Association are pushing for the FDA to allow women to get birth control pills without a prescription.
The AMA, America’s largest association of physicians, announced the news during its annual meeting, which ended on Friday. The organization believes that women should be able to get birth control over the counter as the Supreme Court looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade and family planning vs. Casey.
“Giving over-the-counter patients access to birth control pills is a simple public health challenge as the health risks during pregnancy far outweigh the health risks of using oral contraceptives,” AMA board member David wrote in a public statement. H. Aizuss, MD. .
“Access is one of the most frequently cited reasons why patients do not use oral contraceptives, use them inconsistently, or stop using them. Expanding access to OTC drugs would make it easier for patients to use oral contraceptives correctly, leading to fewer unintended pregnancies,” he continued.
The AMA did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule abolition of the constitutional right to abortion installed in Roe v. Wade. A draft majority opinion of Judge Samuel Alito was leaked to the press last month to reverse the ruling.
The near-unprecedented leak set off a political storm as several pro-life groups came under attack across the country. One man also tried to kill Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week, but was arrested near the judge’s house.
The court will rule in Dobbs v. Jackson, Tuesday or Thursday.