Since October 2020, Just the Pill has provided greater than 2,500 telemedicine consultations with doctors to produce abortion pills by mail to patients in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming. Inside a number of days, it plans to deploy in Colorado the primary of what is going to develop into “a fleet of mobile clinics” to park along state borders, providing consultations for medication abortions and allotting pills, said Dr. Julie Amaon, the organization’s medical director.
Called “Abortion Delivered,” the clinic-on-wheels program, which can even provide surgical abortions for patients preferring it or are too far along in pregnancy for a medicine abortion, is designed to succeed in patients from nearby states like Texas, Oklahoma and South Dakota that quickly outlawed abortion after the court decision, in addition to other states like Utah which are expected to ban or sharply restrict abortion.
“By operating on state borders, we are going to reduce travel burdens for patients in states with bans or severe limits,” Dr. Amaon said. “And by moving beyond a standard brick-and-mortar clinic, our mobile clinics can quickly adapt to the courts, state legislatures, and the markets, going wherever the necessity is.”
Similar medication abortion providers are also planning for an influx. Hey Jane, a corporation that has served nearly 10,000 patients in California, Colorado, Illinois, Latest Mexico, Latest York and Washington, plans to expand to more states. “We’ve ramped up our team to accommodate this significant increase in demand,” said its chief executive, Kiki Freedman.
Anti-abortion groups are attempting to counter the rise in interest in medication abortion by claiming it’s unsafe, calling it “chemical abortion.” James Studnicki, vp of information analytics at Charlotte Lozier Institute, an arm of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said on Friday that “the protection of the abortion pill is greatly exaggerated,” and called the rise in medication abortion “a serious public health threat.”
Much stays unknown about how states that ban all or most abortions will attempt to implement their laws in cases of medication abortion. But because the Biden administration scrambled to react to the court ruling, two cabinet members swiftly released statements vowing to guard the proper to take medicines that had been approved by the federal government.