Since October 2020, Just the Pill has provided more than 2,500 telemedicine consultations with doctors to deliver abortion pills by post to patients in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming. In a few days, it plans to deploy in Colorado that will become “a fleet of mobile clinics” to park at state borders, provide advice for drug abortions and pill distribution, said Dr. Julie Amaon, the agency’s medical director.
Called “Abortion Delivered,” the Clinic-on-Wheels program, which will provide surgical abortions for patients who prefer it or are too far away for drug abortions during pregnancy, is designed to reach patients in nearby states such as Texas, Oklahoma and Texas. . South Dakota is expected to ban abortion abruptly following the court ruling, as well as other states like Utah that are expected to ban or severely restrict abortion.
“By working at state borders, we will reduce the burden of patient travel to states with restrictions or severe limits,” Dr. Amaon said. “And by moving beyond a traditional brick-and-mortar clinic, our mobile clinics can quickly adapt to the courts, the state legislature and the market, wherever the need arises.”
Similar drug abortion providers are also planning an arrival. Hey Jane, an organization that has served nearly 10,000 patients in California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York and Washington, plans to expand to more states. “We’ve ramped up our team to meet this significant growth demand,” said Kiki Friedman, its chief executive.
Opposition abortion groups are trying to counter the growing interest in drug abortion, calling it unsafe to call it “chemical abortion”. James Studniki, vice president of data analytics at the Charlotte Logar Institute, a branch of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said Friday “The safety of the abortion pill is highly exaggerated,” and the drug calls the increase in abortion “a serious public health threat.”
Much is unknown about how states that prohibit all or most abortions will try to enforce their laws on drug abortion. But as the Biden administration was shaken by the court’s ruling, two members of the cabinet issued a statement pledging to protect the right to take drugs approved by the federal government.