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

4/8/2020 2:44:00 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fiction that most abortions need to be performed in a clinic setting.

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fiction that most abortions need to be performed in a clinic setting.

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fiction that most abortions need to be performed in a clinic setting.

Faced with dwindling options, callers to the helpline run by the reproductive rights groupIf/When/How, were considering “self-managed abortion,” loosely defined as ending a pregnancy without the formal supervision of a health care professional. Calls to the confidential helpline have more than doubled in the past two weeks, according to Jill Adams, the group’s executive director.

“People are unable to leave their homes, and yet they still need to have abortions,” Adams said. “While we practice social distancing to maintain public health and flatten the curve, people must be allowed to safely end pregnancies at home without the fear of arrest.”

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THESE BONEHEADED DUMB WHITE MEN IN CHARGE STILL THINK ABORTION IS DONE WITH A COAT HANGER-THEY HAVEN”T HEARD ABOUT A MEDICAL ABORTION WITH A PILL-NO PPE/MEDICAL ADMITTING PRIVILEGES/NO HOSPITAL BED NEEDED-THEY ARE TRYING TO CONTROL THE WOMB THRU A POLITICAL AGENDA FOR POWER GRAB. What?! At-home abortions have been performed for hundreds of years pre-Roe-v-Wade. We called them 'falling down the stairs,' 'horseback accidents,' 'furniture oopsies,' or 'the hanger slipped.' Any state that restricts access to abortion will see an increase in these, trust me.

Huff Post Tweeting this article rn Don't want one? Don't have one. Quit obsessing with other's body 💅🏻 abortion ... always a good agreement starter .. Ban all sex until every STD is eradicated. People are dying at an alarming rate and your response is we need to kill more baby's? You are sick.... Most in the UK are performed in hospital, or it was sorry, & policy until now. Even if it was only weeks in, hospitals had to take responsibility as it was paid for by all the tax payers, including the person who was getting the procedure. This is interesting though.

Throw them babies right in the dumpster huh?

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Great idea have your parents perform the abortion in the living room. Joe and Mika could show it live This will probably be the smartest thing I'll see all day. I think with this pandemic, we should start putting that tax money elsewhere My Lord you people just want to kill babies at any cost. You know there’s no prize for Baby Kill Of The Week, right?

This is disgusting. Abortion is wrong! Eeeeew

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Others were stuck in states where abortions were temporarily halted by Republican leaders exploiting the crisis to erode access. Faced with dwindling options, callers to the helpline run by the reproductive rights group If/When/How , were considering “self-managed abortion,” loosely defined as ending a pregnancy without the formal supervision of a health care professional. Would you like to view this in our Canadian edition? E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience. Calls to the confidential helpline have more than doubled in the past two weeks, according to Jill Adams, the group’s executive director. “People are unable to leave their homes, and yet they still need to have abortions,” Adams said. Would you like to view this in our Australian edition? E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience. “While we practice social distancing to maintain public health and flatten the curve, people must be allowed to safely end pregnancies at home without the fear of arrest. Phillip | AP canceled due to coronavirus , the Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R&A) announced on Monday.

” The idea of women attempting abortions on their own conjures up a painful history in the U. Möchtest du ihn in der deutschen Version anschauen? E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience.S., epitomized by the image of a coat hanger, the enduring symbol of the dangerous methods women used before Roe v. Souhaitez-vous voir ça dans notre édition française ? E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience. Wade. The coat hanger is not, however, an accurate representation of what self-managed abortion looks like in 2020. ¿Te gustaría verlo en la edición en español? E! está en todos lados Nuestro contenido está disponible y personalizado para nuestra audiencia internacional. "Our absolute priority is to protect the health and safety of the fans, players, officials, volunteers and staff involved in The Open.

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. ¿Te gustaría verlo en la edición en español? E! está en todos lados Nuestro contenido está disponible y personalizado para nuestra audiencia internacional.) Almost 40% of abortions in the U.S. are done via this method, which is approved for use up to 10 weeks of pregnancy..

These abortions take place in the privacy of one’s home. But due to current federal regulations on mifepristone, the first of the two drugs used to end a pregnancy, patients are required to physically show up at an abortion clinic to retrieve the medicine. Unlike virtually every other medication, it can’t be dispensed at a local pharmacy or through the mail. To get around this, some women have been turning to the internet to buy the pills without a prescription. Now, reproductive health experts expect to see a rapid increase in such purchases as people are stuck indoors and can’t travel to clinics.

Ultimately, the pandemic may expose the fact that current restrictions on medication abortion aren’t actually necessary at all. “This is a really unique opportunity to say, ‘What are the things that we’re doing that are not grounded in medical evidence, that are actually limiting access to care?’” said Jamila Perritt, an OB-GYN and reproductive health advocate. “It may be that we have an opportunity to de-medicalize the way abortion care is provided in this country.” Managing It Alone It is difficult to know the extent to which people are self-managing abortion, as it occurs outside the formal health care system. A recent study in Texas, where abortion access has been eroded dramatically since 2012, found that almost 7% of patients seeking an abortion tried to end a pregnancy on their own.

That’s about three times higher than the national average. Most bought pills in Mexico. “The good news is that self-managed abortion methods like pills are safe and effective when taken according to directions,” Perritt said. “Research shows that when people have accurate information about what to expect and a way to get their questions answered, they can use these tools safely and effectively on their own.” A 2018 study of 18 websites that sold abortion pills online found that the drugs were and often cost less than from an abortion clinic.

“The harm is not safety or medical,” Perritt said. “It’s a legal risk.” Only five states explicitly criminalize self-managed abortions ― Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, Oklahoma and South Carolina. But even in states where it is not a crime, prosecutors have sometimes used interpretations of other criminal statutes to punish women who try to end their own pregnancies. Still, it remains uncommon for women to be charged with self-inducing an abortion, according to Adams of If/When/How.

To date, she said, there is no known example of someone in the U.S. being arrested or investigated based just on the act of ordering abortion pills online. “Importation of drugs is technically prohibited under federal law, but in practice it is not enforced against individuals for personal use,” Adams said. “However, we know of three cases where people who ordered abortion pills online were later charged with crimes for having an abortion, and in their trials, the fact that they had ordered abortion pills online was used as evidence against them.

” She urged women with questions about their legal rights regarding self-managing an abortion to contact If/When/How’s helpline. Changing The Status Quo .