Apr 13, 2023

Virtual Clinics Have a Backup Plan: Misoprostol-Only Abortions

After conflicting legal rulings triggered widespread uncertainty about the future of abortion pill access in the United States, both US-based telehealth providers and overseas pill-by-mail sellers want to make want thing clear : They're here to stay.

Since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, virtual abortion clinics have taken a more prominent role in reproductive health care. Before that decision, virtual abortion clinics accounted for 4 percent of abortions in the US; after the decision, the number rose to 11 percent, according to a study from the Society of Family Planning.