Anti-choice advocates have fought so hard against the abortion pill because they know it’s a game changer.
The Future of Abortion Access
The legal right to abortion has never been more tenuous. But thanks to the internet and the ingenuity of advocates, abortion pills have never been easier to access. Abortion is good medicine, and self-managed abortion is the future of access in what’s shaping up to be a post-Roe world.
Prosecutors—with the help of doctors and nurses—are punishing pregnant people using laws intended to help them.
Accessing the medications online may be relatively straightforward, but self-managed abortion exists in a dangerous legal gray zone in this country.
As states make it more difficult to get abortion pills from providers, they may just be increasing the demand for medication abortion.
More on the Future of Abortion Access
The Repro Legal Defense Fund is a new initiative that will support people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for self-managed abortions.
Lifting a medication abortion restriction means abortion patients can get their medication by mail. But not in states where telemedicine is banned.
The Biden administration is allowing patients to receive medication abortion pills by mail for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We need to listen and be accepting and understanding of the diverse range of experiences of abortion—including self-managed abortion care.
As with any other form of health care, the experiences of 20 people who have had medication abortions are unique to each person.
Anti-abortion activists and lawmakers view medication abortion as the new frontier of abortion access—and are targeting the FDA’s regulation of abortion pills.
Regardless of income, ZIP code, or status, you should be able to decide what kind of care fits your needs without fear, shame, and unnecessary restrictions.
Medication abortion is a gamechanger for pregnant people, particularly when other forms of abortion are difficult to access or even unavailable.
"Imagine being undocumented and considering self-managed abortion in this environment."
Most of the world's decades-old abortion laws don't reflect the advent of the abortion pill.