Research shows more women obtained abortion pills for future use.
Requests for abortion medication among women who are not pregnant increased after the Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs decision leaked, according to research published in JAMA.
Between September 2021 and May 2022, Aid Access received about 25 requests per day. After the Dobbs decision was leaked, this increased to nearly 250 requests per day. The requests were highest in states with abortion bans. Compared with those who had an unwanted pregnancy at the moment they requested the abortion pills, a higher proportion of those requesting advance provision were 30 years or older, White, had no children and lived in an urban region with a poverty rate lower than the national average.
Half of the abortions in the US are now done with the medicines mifepristone and misoprostol.