Abortion Explained! — WE TESTIFY
A useful primer on self-managed abortion.
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The option of self-managing an abortion at home can empower us to end a pregnancy on our own terms. This means we get to decide if, when, and how to end a pregnancy using safe, effective methods to self-manage our care.
Self-managed abortion offers a path forward for abortion access that puts the power back in our hands. There are many reasons one might prefer to self-manage – it can be more private and comfortable, they can be surrounded by the support system they choose, and it allows for more control of the experience, location, and timing.
For over two decades, millions of people have used medication abortion to safely and effectively end their pregnancies. Self-managed abortion is power over our lives and futures. Research shows that with access to safe, effective pills and accurate information, people can safely self-manage their abortion how and where they choose. In 2022 the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recommended self-managed medication abortion to safely end a pregnancy.
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Self-Managed Abortion and the Law
Read commonly asked questions and answers about self-managed abortion and the law. (Available in English & Spanish)