Apr 13, 2023
The Guardian

US abortion pill providers see surge in interest after judge targets mifepristone

Carafem, a national abortion provider with a wide range of telehealth services, said it had seen a 38% increase in people booking virtual appointments since the first ruling on Friday upending the FDA’s 2000 approval of mifepristone. Many customers have been asking whether they can order abortion medication before becoming pregnant – what is known as “advance provision”, a number of providers said.

The online provider Hey Jane says it has seen a 30% increase in patients in the last week and a 58% increase in traffic to its website, while the website Plan C has seen an almost twofold increase in traffic to its website since the decision. More than half of the visitors to Plan C viewed the organization’s guide on how to order abortion pills online. And the online abortion telehealth provider Choix says it had seen as many patients asking about the advance provision of abortion pills since Friday as it usually sees in a month.