Self-Induced Abortions Rampant In Texas

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November 19, 2015 by socialaction2014

There has been a sharp rise in self induced abortions in the state of Texas. The state government has made it very difficult for women to get abortions, by limiting the amount of clinics available. Now women are taking desperate actions to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Ana Kasparian (The Point), John Iadarola (Think Tank), Hasan Piker (Pop Trigger) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Does this news surprise you? Will this lead to opening more clinics, or will the Republicans keep gutting the few that are left? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more here: http://kut.org/post/least-100000-texa…

“Hundreds of thousands of Texas women may have attempted to self-induce abortions, according to a “first of its kind” study released Tuesday by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP). The study, which estimates between 100,000 and 240,000 women have attempted self-induction, also indicates that these rates of self-induction may be higher in Texas than in other U.S. states.

Researchers attribute increasing numbers of self-induced abortions to a variety of factors, primarily to legislation that restricts access to clinical abortions and to the availability of abortion-inducing medications across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Twenty-two percent of the female survey respondents said that either they or someone they know has terminated or attempted to terminate a pregnancy on their own outside of a clinical care setting.”

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