Daily Beast: Laws in Georgia, Alabama Spark Interest in Mail-Order Abortions


Sites that offer information on self-administering abortion pills have seen spikes in inquiries.

Plan C and SASS—two sites that provide information on purchasing and self-administering abortion pills—told The Daily Beast they saw an increase in site traffic over the last week, after Alabama passed a law banning almost all abortions in the state. The law has yet to take effect but its passage made national headlines, leading some people to fear abortion was already illegal in their state.

Amy Merrill, the founder of Plan C, said her site saw an eight-fold increase in traffic the day the ban passed the Senate. Susan Yanow, a spokesperson for SASS (Self-managed Abortion; Safe and Supported) said their website saw a nearly 35 percent spike in traffic over the last week.

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