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Old 15th September 2021, 10:29 AM   #1241
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Originally Posted by cosmicaug View Post
Accessibility is restricted enough that a black market for abortifacients already exists.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-rise-of-the-diy-abortion-in-texas/373240/

That's an old article. Abortion medications are FDA-approved and available legally, even by mail, by prescription.
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In the United States, where the abortifacients misoprostol and mifepristone have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, abortions by pill made up more than a third of all abortions in 2017.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...n-pills-texas/
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/le...-abortion-pill
https://www.fwhc.org/abortion/medical-ab.htm
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Old 15th September 2021, 10:36 AM   #1242
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
That's an old article. Abortion medications are FDA-approved and available legally, even by mail, by prescription.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...n-pills-texas/
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/le...-abortion-pill
https://www.fwhc.org/abortion/medical-ab.htm
https://aidaccess.org/
Getting a script remains a hurdle, doctors that write one are putting a target on their own back.

The benefit of the black market pill is that it's clandestine. Obviously there are risks with people self medicating, but taking the pill seems much safer than the back alley abortions of yesteryear.
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Old 15th September 2021, 10:38 AM   #1243
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Originally Posted by cosmicaug View Post
Accessibility is restricted enough that a black market for abortifacients already exists.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-rise-of-the-diy-abortion-in-texas/373240/
Yeah that's always been the point. You can't outlaw abortions, you can only outlaw safe ones.
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Old 15th September 2021, 11:02 AM   #1244
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Getting a script remains a hurdle, doctors that write one are putting a target on their own back.
Presumably, writing such a prescription would make you a possible target of the Texas law more often than not.
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Old 15th September 2021, 11:03 AM   #1245
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Getting a script remains a hurdle, doctors that write one are putting a target on their own back.
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I don't know if that's true. The Post story says a third of abortions are conducted by medication. You can get a prescription on-line, and order the pills by mail. Some people might pass pills among themselves, but going through a few hoops has to be preferable to buying something questionable on the black market, which probably is a separate crime, at least in Texas.
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https://www.plancpills.org/guide-how...lls#find-pills

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Old 15th September 2021, 04:28 PM   #1246
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https://www.npr.org/2021/09/15/10372...w-abortion-ban

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The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Texas to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new law that bans abortions after about six weeks.

This step, a major move by the Biden administration against the highly controversial law, follows a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department last week. The Biden administration asked the court late Tuesday to implement the preliminary injunction while the lawsuit plays out in federal court.
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Old 15th September 2021, 04:30 PM   #1247
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As long as they don't get Judge Roy Bean...
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