Nov 5, 2019

The Troubling Rise of Do-It-Yourself Abortions

Tessa Longbons, Research Associate at Charlotte Lozier Institute, reports on Aid Access, the company behind the rise in the use of abortion pills in the US.

Pro-lifers hailed some good news recently: The rate of abortions in the United States has fallen to a record low, according to a recent report from the Guttmacher Institute.

But the report also included some bad news. Of the more than 860,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017, chemical abortions increased 25% from 2014 and now account for nearly 4 in 10 abortions in the U.S.

And that doesn’t include self-induced abortions, which the report indicates are going up.

In 2014, 12% of abortion facilities treated a woman who had attempted a do-it-yourself abortion and suffered complications, but by 2017, that figure had reached 18%. That percentage may still be increasing because of Aid Access, a relatively new abortion organization that aims to push self-induced chemical abortions on the United States.

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