AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The far reaching abortion ban in Republican States, is effecting more then women’s reproductive health. Women taking methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases hav been denied access to this drug. It’s been deemed to be of use in a rare pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy and can be used as part of treatment to dislodge the fetus. Who knew? The pharmacies and insurance co are denying access to this vital therapeutic drug. Now , if some one wants to purchase it, it may cost $14,000 a month for Humira. This makes no sense. Other drugs are no longer available to women , that help alleviate ulcers are disallowed. GOP States are now interfering in Women’s Health. Who gives them the right to determine what drugs women take for pain or arthritis? Are these GOP Congressmen & women, replacing a women’s physician’s, too! I guess, in Republican States, we’re replacing Physicians, with your local Senator, are they now practicing medicine, without a license?

Complicating matters: methotrexate is not the only essential medication that many are now struggling to access, despite the US health and human services department’s guidance on laws prohibiting pharmacies from rejecting patients with prescriptions for medications that may end a pregnancy.

People on misoprostol – which prevents stomach ulcers for those who take aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen – are also facing access hurdles because the drug can also be combined with other medication to induce abortion, said the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s chief legal officer, Steven Newmark. Such disruptions not only can lead to “serious health consequences”, but they violate patients’ treatment preferences, Newmark added.

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