Sunday, January 4, 2009

Home-spun methods for inducing abortion still in use in U.S.

Read the New York Times story by Jennifer 8. Lee and Cara Buckley here. They focus on the phenomenon of self-induced abortion within the Dominican community, sometimes with the aid of a drug licensed for other uses, sometimes by having someone punch them in the stomach, sometimes with other homespun "remedies." When abortion is legal, why do they take such risks? Apparently because they find these options more private and "easier."

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