European doctors ship abortion pills to Americans in defiance of drugs banned in some states.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Roe vs. Wade previous in june, a company called Access to aid received 4,000 requests a day for abortion pills, up from around 650 a day before the landmark ruling.
Potential patients visit the Access to aid website and answer a series of questions, such as the status of their pregnancy and if someone is forcing them to have an abortion.
The European medical team then sends a prescription directly to the patient’s pharmacy.
It is proving difficult to stop shipments as the supplier operates outside the country and ships the pills from India.
The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists warns that overseas shipments are “dangerous”.
CEO Dr. Donna Harrison explains that patients may not know exactly where their pregnancy is or they could have a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy outside of the womb.
She says the symptoms of a chemical abortion are exactly the same as those of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
Dr. Harrison says unregulated shipping makes it easier to order other parties and forces women to have chemical abortions without consent.