Texans now turn to online abortion pill providers

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 3:56pm

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The new abortion ban in Texas has resulted in more people seeking abortion pills from online providers. These are websites run by nonprofit organizations that have been used by people in countries with restrictive access for years and the pills they ship are the same ones provided by health care professionals in places where abortion is legal. Reporter Lucía Benavides speaks with host Carol Hills about the worldwide prevalence of ordering abortion pills online — and why they're considered safe and effective by the World Health Organization.