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Texas At-Home Abortion Pill Requests Spiked Following New Limits

Not defeated.
Not defeated.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The number of Texans requesting abortion pills by mail jumped by more than 12-fold in the week after the state’s restrictive rules on abortions went into effect, a new study showed.

Self-managed abortion medication requests from Texas to Aid Access, an Austrian-based nonprofit that ships pills to end pregnancies, spiked in the week ending Sept. 8 to about 138 daily from an average of 11 before the new law went into effect, according to a study published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The requests fell from that peak but remained at almost three times the prior average through the end of the year.