Why do so few of us know about self-use of medication abortion?


—Some people believe it is not safe for women to use these pills without advice from a clinician, in spite of the scientific evidence showing that people around the world have safely self-managed their abortions.

—Because abortion in the United States is highly political, access to abortion pills has been severely restricted.

—Anti-abortion groups understand that if these pills are available, they cannot stop people from using them.

—Abortion is taboo and carries a lot of stigma.