Facebook and Instagram have removed posts by users offering help to access abortion pills. They claim they violate a policy regarding pharmaceuticals.

Social media users shared posts on Friday offering to mail abortion pills to those who have lost their access to abortion or are about to lose it, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Motherboard and Associated Press reported that users see their offers quickly removed or restricted. One minute later, an AP reporter posted a test Facebook post offering to mail abortion pills. Verge reporters ran a similar test and found that a post offering abortion pills was flagged in under two minutes.

Meta's restricted goods policy also bans the sale, gifting and transfer of firearms and marijuana. However, the AP did not remove test posts offering to mail guns or marijuana; Facebook did not immediately remove a similar test from The Verge that offered to mail cannabis.

Meta spokesperson Andy Stone tweeted Monday in response to the reporting that "content that attempts buy, sell trade, gift or donate pharmaceuticals" was not permitted. Stone also stated that information about the "affordability of prescription medication" was allowed and that they were correcting "incorrect enforcement" instances.

Meta didn't respond to immediate questions about clarifications regarding the policy and possible explanations for the discrepancies.

Social media was a crucial tool for spreading information about available resources in abortion during the days that followed the Roe reversal.

Some major resource providers have been unable to access their platforms due to moderation by social media companies. This happened at a time when the need was most acute. Abortion Finder is a website that allows patients to find care providers.

Meta briefly removed the account from Instagram on Sunday. According to NBC News, Meta cited its restricted goods policy. Since then, the account has been restored.