A Boom in At-Home Abortions Is Coming

July 10, 2019

(Vox) – Though there’s no comprehensive data on the phenomenon, experts say a growing number of pregnant people are, like Marie, choosing to self-manage their abortions, getting pills or herbs over the internet, through friends or non-clinical providers, and taking them on their own. Advocates say the number is likely to grow even more in the years to come.  With states passing ever-stricter abortion laws, dozens of clinics closing in recent years, and a potential challenge to Roe v. Wade on the horizon, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for many Americans to get an abortion from a medical provider.