Oct 14, 2020
The Regulatory Review

Abortion Regulation in the Age of COVID-19

The growth in the use of medication abortion has dovetailed with expansion of telehealth to provide new opportunities for pregnant people to access abortion in a safe and private way. As abortion restrictions have increased over the last several years and harassment of people entering health clinics persists—even during the COVID-19 crisis—pregnant people are increasingly turning to medication abortion and telehealth to increase their safety and privacy when obtaining abortion care. Reproductive health advocacy organizations, such as Aid AccessPlan C, and the Self-managed Abortion; Safe and Supported Project, provide pregnant people with information and support on how to use abortion pills safely, especially with the recent proliferation of abortion bans in conservative states.

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