European doctor plans to continue supplying women in Texas with abortion pills

Based in Austria, Dr. Gomperts created Aid Access – an organization that helps women obtain abortion pills.

HOUSTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track challenges to Texas’ new abortion law. The judges will hear arguments on November 1, but for now the law remains in place.

This is again anti-abortion versus pro-choice.

Women in Texas are prohibited from having an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.

In a seven-page opinion, Judge Sonia Sotomayor called the law’s impact “catastrophic”, saying that “due to the court’s failure to act today, this relief, if it comes, will be too late for many”.

In the meantime, there are people trying to help provide services, like Dr. Rebecca Gomperts.

“We have nine US providers that are licensed and serve 18 states, and then if you’re in any of the other states, Dr. Gomperts is the other state provider,” said Christie Pitney, US provider for Aid Access. “We have a unique opportunity with Dr. Gomperts being in Europe to be able to offer telehealth abortions in all 50 states.

Based in Austria, Gomperts created Aid Access – an organization that helps women obtain abortion pills.

The website states that their European doctors can provide prescriptions from a trusted pharmacy in India who will ship the drugs by post.

And because it’s outside the United States, Aid Access said it plans to continue sending abortion pills regardless of what state law passes.

“Being outside of Europe kind of puts her in this nice gray area where she’s still able to provide that care,” Pitney said. “This is essential healthcare that everyone should have access to and so we will continue to provide this care.”

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