Thousands in the U.S. Are Now Relying on Mail-Order Abortion Pills

In a six-month period between October 2018 and March 2019, 21,000 people in the United States reached out to Aid Access, an organization started by Rebecca Gomperts, the founder of the Netherlands-based abortion-pill distributor Women on Web, the Guardian reports. Not everyone who contacts the organization receives the medication—prospective clients must first pass an online consultation. Those who qualify receive Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which, when taken as directed, have been proven to be safe at terminating pregnancy. According to the data reviewed by the Guardian, more than a third (but less than half) of the people who requested the pills in that six month period received them. Notably, most of these requests came from states where abortion access has been severely cut back.

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