Surge in Abortion Pill Requests as Women Stock Up Amidst Uncertainty, Research Reveals

Houston, Texas – Thousands of women have been stockpiling abortion pills as a precautionary measure in recent years, in anticipation of potential obstacles to obtaining the medication, according to new research. The demand for these pills reached its peak at times when access to them appeared to be at risk. Medication abortion, which accounts for more than half of all abortions in the U.S., typically involves two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. A research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the requests for these pills from individuals who were not pregnant and sought them through … Read more