A self-managed abortion is the termination of pregnancy outside the formal health care system, often with self-sourced abortion pills.
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The fall of Roe v. Wade will result in more people deciding to privately end a pregnancy, a new study finds. But how often people will turn to safe versus unsafe options remains to be seen.
When people who are split on abortion speak directly with each other, various good outcomes – including policy change – can happen.
When ideological enemies talk across their great divides, something good can happen – it reduces stereotypes and inflammatory language directed at people who don’t agree on the abortion rights issue.
The mifepristone pill is one option for medication abortion that can be purchased online and used at home.
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Three experts answer questions about the effectiveness, safety and side effects of medication abortion, using mifepristone followed by misoprostol.
Removing ultrasound and pelvic exam requirements for medication abortion could help expand access to care.
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During the pandemic, health care providers began prescribing abortion pills without requiring in-person exams. This practice could help people access the care they need when abortion rights are in limbo.
Time for a new slogan?
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The abortion rights debate has moved on from freedom to choose – it is now about having available options, a bioethicist writes.
Anti-abortion demonstrators pray outside the Supreme Court building on July 8, 2020, while they wait for a ruling.
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People who object to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion have fought it for years. A recent Supreme Court decision makes the fight much easier.
Abortions are expensive and, for many women, difficult to access. These challenges are only heightened during the coronavirus pandemic.
Safe access zones create a bubble of safety from certain conduct around abortion clinics.
Laws providing for safe access protect the dignity and safety of staff who need access to their workplace and women who need access to health-care services without harassment and intimidation.
A 2012 anti-abortion protest against a Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast.
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Some UK councils are considering setting up buffer zones around abortion clinics, to protect patients from anti-abortion protestors.