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The Rise of DIY Abortions

posted on January 3, 2013

Ada Calhoun at The New Republic considers the implications for U.S. abortion laws in light of the case of an Idaho woman who faced prosecution for her home abortion. With so few abortion clinics available in certain states, Calhoun notes that “while obtaining an abortion at a clinic is becoming harder, home abortion has never been easier or safer.” But risks remain. “Several states have recently passed or are considering legislation to limit access to abortion drugs online and off,” Calhoun writes. “Meanwhile, women continue to purchase abortion drugs on the Web without medical guidance, an undertaking that is more dangerous and fraught. Misuse or fraudulent pills could cause complications.”

Read at The New Republic