Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Not only has the rate fallen but the increased use of RU-486 for early abortions has made the procedure more widely available. The goal of the anti-abortion movement, short of over-turning Roe v. Wade has been to attack abortion availability, making it considerably more difficult for poorer women or women living in rural areas to get access to the procedure. But RU-486 can be prescribed by a general practitioner, thus eliminating the necessity of visiting an abortion clinic that can be difficult to get to, might targeted by anti-abortion activists and is certainly more draining emotionally and physically for a woman. This is good news.