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Abortion Back-Up Plan: Some Women Are Ordering Abortion Pills Online


As states including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia pass bills restricting abortion access, and as abortion remains an unaffordable option for many women, experts expect that more American women may turn to other alternatives. Some talk about a return to back-alley procedures and coat hangers, and women taking matters into their own hands. But this overlooks something important: some women are already giving themselves abortions at home, away from doctors and clinics, turning to unregulated abortion pills available online.