Despite new law, Texans who want an abortion have a Plan C

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Despite new law, Texans who want an abortion have a Plan C

NGOs are providing women in the state with a variety of new, mainly online options to help terminate their pregnancies

Carey Goldberg and Catarina Saraiva

Days before the US Supreme Court cleared the way to effectively end abortion in the state, a truck rolled through parts of west Texas bearing a billboard with a message in English and Spanish: “Missed period? There’s a pill for that.”

Behind its three-day journey through university campuses was a national non-profit called Plan C, whose mission is to increase access to abortion pills and information on how to get and use them. While Plan C says such guidance is needed more than ever in Texas now that the state has banned most abortions after six weeks, pregnant Texans will soon face another hurdle: the state is about to ban medication abortions.

“We absolutely expect to see an increase in inquiries to our website in Texas,” as well as more requests for abortion pills from other sites that sell them, said Plan C co-founder Elisa Wells. ..

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