Dutch Doctor Group Vows to Send Abortion Pills to US

A European doctor claimed she has seen an “enormous increase” in Americans seeking the medications to keep in their homes in case they become pregnant since the start of speculations that the US Supreme Court may overturn the legal protection for abortion.

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, the creator of Aid Access, said she plans to expand their mail-order business to meet an increase in demand for abortion pills.

Aid Access is an internet-based service that prescribes abortion pills to women in the United States (US).

Gomperts, quoted in a report by the Financial Times, called it a “moral obligation” to defend women’s constitutional right to abortion care, even if it is illegal.

US-based political journalism company POLITICO published a copy of the draft rule by the Supreme Court that may overturn Roe v. Wade.

Gomperts, quoted in another report by CBS News, believed that women in the US should start acquiring abortion pills to keep at home as “preventive medication” in case they are needed.

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe, most experts foresee a substantially bigger spike in pill demand.

This is not the first time that there was a noted increase in demand for abortion pills. 

According to a study by the University of Texas published in February 2022, orders for the abortion pills from Gompert’s Aid Access increased by 1,180 percent in the first week after Texas implemented the new measure in September banning its use for women after six weeks of pregnancy. 

The increase in the order of these pills would mean there were more than 137 purchases made per day compared to the usual 11 purchases. 

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s abortion surveillance revealed that there were a total of 629,898 abortions for the year from 49 reporting states in the US. 

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