Amid Covid-19, a Call for M.D’s to Mail the Abortion Pill
Last fall, months before America’s first outbreak of the coronavirus, Francine Coeytaux and Elisa Wells, co-founders of the abortion rights advocacy group Plan C, were reaching out to doctors with a question they said was urgent:
“Would you be willing to mail the ‘abortion pills’ to women in their homes?”
For millions of women across America, abortion access was already severely limited — the result of restrictive new laws that have forced dozens of clinics to close their doors. Now, with the spread of Covid-19, some states have classified abortions as “nonessential,” putting access to the procedure even further out of reach.
But the pandemic has also shone a spotlight on what’s known as “medication abortion,” or the use of pills to terminate an early …continued .
[Source: New York Times]