“Shield laws” and Abortion Care in States That Ban It

Boxes of mifepristone. Each of the Aid Access providers is sending approximately 50 packages a day. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/ReutersAid Access ships medication abortion to all 50 states under the protection provided to clinicians serving patients in banned states

 

From The Guardian:

Dr Linda Prine is providing abortion access to people in all 50 states, even those that have banned it. That might seem like an admission to be discreet about in post-Roe America, but Prine and her colleagues at Aid Access, a telemedicine abortion service, are doing it openly and in a way they believe is on firm legal ground.

On 14 July, Aid Access announced that over the past month, a team of seven doctors, midwives and nurse practitioners have mailed medication abortion to 3,500 people under the protection of “shield laws”, which protect clinicians who serve patients in states where providing abortion is illegal. As soon as she learned about shield laws, Prine knew it represented an opportunity to go on the offensive, for those bold enough to try it.

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