The Changing Face of Abortion in NY

The face of abortion is changing in two ways. First, given the recent activity of the Supreme Court responding favorably to state abortion restrictions, it appears that they may return the abortion problem to the states to decide for themselves how they want to deal with it. A majority of states would outlaw the practice, causing women to travel to less restrictive states to get their abortion. This would centralize abortion into abortion hubs like New York. Second, there is an emerging market demand for abortion pills purchased online and sent directly to a woman’s house either illicitly or via telehealth medical providers. Chemical abortion now represent 40% of all abortions in the U.S. NY Governor Hochul committed to deregulated it in NY. Chemical abortion carries a 400% increased risk of serious complications compared to surgical abortion.

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