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As US Abortion Restrictions Mount, Issue of Self-Induced Abortion Gains Attention


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As US Abortion Restrictions Mount, Issue of Self-Induced Abortion Gains Attention

Guttmacher Institute

WASHINGTON - A number of women—often those who are poor or otherwise disadvantaged—have been prosecuted in the United States for self-inducing abortion under a variety of state statutes, ranging from fetal homicide to failure to report an abortion to the coroner. Recently, the issue has gained greater attention because of several well-publicized cases in which women were prosecuted and imprisoned for self-inducing an abortion or being suspected of doing so.

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Nothing like turning the clock back forty years: self-induced abortions; ingesting supposed abortion-causing potions; visits to back-alleys/seedy motels where someone takes the money, performs an abortion in unsanitary conditions and leaves the woman to fend for herself (she cannot go to a doctor either before or after the procedure thus putting herself in harm's way). In addition, having a prez (GWB) and Congress that pushed through abstinence-only education in public schools did virtually nothing to stop teenage pregnancies. As if GWB practiced abstinence in his misspent youth/college and post-college years.

To all the repugnicants and pro-harm-to-women (right-to-lifers in a pejorative sense), get out of women's lives and confine your rhetoric to your fellow ignoramus believers. It would help women far more than your judgment and castigation.