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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:26 PM

ICYMI: Everything You Need to Know About Abortion Pills

(the webinar is available at the link below, as well as the entire transcript. Extremely timely, desperately-needed information)

ICYMI: Everything You Need to Know About Abortion Pills
1/23/2023 by Roxy Szal

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last summer sent shockwaves around the country. Today, at least 13 states completely ban abortion, and the number of states with bans is likely to jump up to 24 in the coming months.

At the same time, demand for abortion pills is on the rise, growing more and more urgent: Requests for pills that allow pregnant women to have their abortions at home increased 33 percent in the 30 most restrictive states.

But how do abortion pills work? Are they safe? And how are people getting them?

In a Ms. webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 18, two reproductive health advocates—Lauren Dubey, a nurse practitioner in Los Angeles and co-founder and chief nursing officer of Choix, a telehealth clinic with a vision of using technology to expand access to abortion care; and Melissa Madera, special projects consultant at Plan C Pills and host of the podcast The Abortion Diary—joined Ms. editor Carrie Baker, to break down everything you need to know about abortion pills.

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The FDA has approved a regimen of one mifepristone pill and four misoprostol pills through 10 weeks of pregnancy. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Plan B emergency contraceptive in a drug store in Annapolis, Md., on July 6, 2022. (Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images)

Choix is a telemedicine abortion company founded by clinicians. (Courtesy)

In one national survey, 44 percent of respondents said they would be interested in advance provision of abortion pills. (Robin Marty / Flickr)

Plan C provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options online.

The World Health Organization recommends two regimens for medication abortion: misoprostol alone or combined with another medication, mifepristone. (Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images)


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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:30 PM

1. Republicans want to outlaw them. Because we know how well it works to make drugs against the law

They can’t keep this deadly fentanyl out of the communities and yet they want to keep this medicine away from women who need it. I don’t think it’s gonna work. Mail order drugs

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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:40 PM

2. But it is another chain to bind women, to criminalize them, to use the system to keep them down.

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