April 21, 2023 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Mark Levine, M.D.
(APRIL 21, 2023) An internal memo obtained by VTDigger, dated April 20 and signed by Health Commissioner and Larner Professor of Medicine Mark Levine, M.D., laid out a plan to stockpile a two-year supply of mifepristone, one of two pills taken in tandem to induce an abortion.
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In the memo, Levine reiterated that access to the standard, two-step medication abortion regimen — mifepristone, followed by misoprostol — remains status quo for the time being. “(A)ny actions Vermont takes at this time should incorporate a long-range view,” Levine said.