Access to abortion in our post-Roe nation is becoming increasingly challenging with states enacting new abortion laws every day. What are the options for those of us who may want to end an early pregnancy? You might have questions like “How much do abortion pills cost?” “Can I get in trouble with the law for using them?”
We spoke with Imani Wilson-Shabazz to get answers.
Imani is the Partnerships and Engagement Manager at Plan C, a non-profit organization that provides information on how people in the United States can get medication abortion by mail. Imani and Plan C are on a mission to publicly share information about how people are accessing abortion pills in the U.S. to normalize and destigmatize self-managed abortion, aka medication abortion or at-home abortion.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What medication abortion is and how it works
- The safety and effectiveness of medication abortion
- How to access abortion pills (even in states where abortion is restricted or banned!)
- A free legal resource available to help protect yourself or a loved one needing to obtain abortion medication a state where it’s restricted
- Financial assistance options available to help cover the cost of abortion pills for those who cannot afford them
- …and much more!
More about Imani:
Imani received her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She will soon start her PhD program in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University.
Resources for Episode 005: Self-Managed Abortion FAQs With Plan C)
- Plan C: https://www.plancpills.org/
- Information on the safety of medication abortion:
- Plan C Guide to Pills: https://www.plancpills.org/find-pills
- If/When/How Repro Legal Help Line: https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org/
- Aid Access: https://aidaccess.org/en/
- Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline: https://www.mahotline.org/
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