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The New Abortion Battleground

The political fight over abortion will increasingly be a battle over the mailing of pills into Republican-run states.

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In Historic First, Witness Explains How To Self-Manage Abortion In Front Of Congress

“There are organizations and legislators who want to make what I just said a crime,” abortion rights advocate Renee Bracey Sherman said.

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This Is What a Post-Roe Abortion Looks Like

Self-managed abortion is not a substitute for having full reproductive rights.

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Abortion on Our Own Terms: ‘Supreme Court Justices Can’t Put Abortion Pills Back in the Bottle’

“What if anyone who needs to end a pregnancy could do so with safe, effective medication available without a prescription, the same way we already get other medications?” asks the Abortion on Our Own Terms Campaign.

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Texas’ Abortion Crisis Proves the Abortion Pill Needs to Be in Every Drug Store

If it wasn’t clear before the Supreme Court’s decision greenlighting Texas’ draconian abortion ban, it’s certainly clear now that we are in the middle of a safe abortion care crisis.

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Use of ‘at-home abortion pills’ rises amid pandemic – and faces new threats

Medication abortions have are a safe and accessible method of terminating pregnancy, but they have been targeted by onerous FDA restrictions.

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How the Pandemic Changed Abortion Access

A study, led by Dr. Abigail Aiken at the University of Texas at Austin, took advantage of a natural pandemic experiment.

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New Texas abortion law must change how we think about ‘illegal’ abortions

Thanks to medication abortion, people in Texas and elsewhere can and are able to have safe, self-managed abortions at home — legal or not.

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Self-Managed Abortion Is Medically Very Safe. But Is It Legally Safe?

Between 1969 and 1973, feminists in Chicago with no formal medical training formed an underground abortion service called Jane that performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions.

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The At-Home Abortion Revolution

A growing number of people are using pills to end their pregnancies without involving medical providers.

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Abortions Without Clinics: Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Let Women Self-Manage Abortion

The pandemic has brought into sharper focus the inequities and outright gaps in people's access to health care of all kinds, including abortion care.

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It’s Time For A Revolution In At-Home Abortion

Nowadays it is safe and easy to induce an early abortion at home thanks to the advent of medication abortion, also called “the abortion pill.” (The term is a misnomer, as medication abortion actually involves two different drugs, usually taken about 24 hours apart, which cause a miscarriage.) Almost 40% of abortions in the U.S.

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The Pandemic Means More People May Be Giving Themselves Abortions

Coronavirus is making it harder for people to access abortion services, especially for those who live in one of the states whose government officials have used the pandemic in an attempt to effectively ban the procedure.

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OPINION: Ensure access to high-quality abortion care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

The global response to the spread of COVID-19 has changed life dramatically.

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Self-Managed Abortions Can Be Some Patients’ Best Option

As abortion restrictions across the country seemingly grow by the day, self-managed abortion is over three times as prevalent in Texas than the rest of the country, according to a January study released by the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP).

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Why America’s Abortion Rate Might Be Higher Than It Appears

The number of abortions performed in American clinics was lower in 2017 than in any year since abortion became legal nationwide in 1973, new data showed this week.

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With Abortion Restrictions On The Rise, Some Women Induce Their Own

A new report from Guttmacher suggests an upward trend in women trying to self-induce;

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Reproductive Rights Groups Tell FDA to Stop Restricting Medication Abortion

Four months after the U.S.

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Doctors and Major Reproductive Health Organizations Just Took a Decisive Stand in Support of Self-Managed Abortion

On Monday, 75 organizations, doctors, and researchers joined that public fight, signing an open letter that stands behind the work of Aid Access and articulates something healthcare providers have known for a while:

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New York Dems Move to Protect Abortion Rights

On the 46th anniversary of Roe v.

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What Back Alley? These Women Say DIY Abortion Can Be Empowering

The imagery makes Jill Adams, founder of the Self-Induced Abortion Legal Team, shake her head.

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Abortions by Mail: The FDA is Going After Online Pill Providers

The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on organizations that sell medical abortion pills over the internet.

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Women Should Be Able to Get Their Abortions Like They Get Their Sudafed: Over the Counter

Finally, a small glimmer of good news for women:

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Should over-the-counter medical abortion be available?

The coat hanger – often with a red line through it – is a powerful feminist symbol.

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Why Aren’t ‘Abortion Pills’ Available in Pharmacies?

Are federal rules that limit access to “medical abortion” justified?

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A study tests the safety of women using abortion pills sent by mail

At a time when access to abortion is being restricted on many fronts, advocates say being able to terminate a pregnancy through telemedicine and mail-order drugs would provide a welcome new option for women.

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If Roe Is Overturned, Self-Managed Abortion Won’t Be A Coat Hanger

With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S.

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