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Availability of Telehealth Services for Medication Abortion in the U.S., 2020-2022

ANSIRH’s Abortion Facility Database collects data on all publicly-advertising abortion facilities in the U.S. This issue brief summarizes trends in telehealth service availability for medication abortion from 2020-2022 across all 50 U.S. states, with data accurately assessed for changes since the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to remove the federal right to abortion.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and following the Dobbs decision, increasing numbers of abortion facilities adapted their services to include telehealth options, including new virtual clinics. Even as it expands, telehealth for medication abortion is now facing new legal challenges through a federal lawsuit that contests the use of mifepristone for abortion care. This research shows part of the landscape under threat.