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Abortion pills under the spotlight as US states impose ban: Report

Abortion pills, already used in more than half of recent abortions in the US, are becoming even more sought-after in the aftermath of Roe vs Wade being overturned

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Abortion rights supporters protest in New York City after the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe vs Wade abortion decision (Photo: Reuters).

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In the hours after the Supreme Court released its decision overturning the legal right to abortion in the United States, nearly 100 requests for appointments flowed into Just the Pill, a nonprofit organisation that arranges for patients to obtain abortion pills in several states.

That was about four times the usual daily number of appointment requests for the organization, and many came from patients in Texas and other states that quickly halted abortions after the court ruling.

Abortion pills, already used in more than half of recent abortions in the US, are becoming even more sought-after in the aftermath of Roe vs

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 11:44 PM IST

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