We look at access to medical abortion pills and advice on how to manage abortions at home with Dr. Linda Prine, physician and co-founder of the Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline. Prine says the hotline is increasingly busy and now has 70 clinicians taking calls for 18 hours each day. She says the laws restricting abortion pills do not prevent access, "they just make it harder," and that "we want people to be able to get their pills in a timely fashion, as they did prior to _Dobbs_." Prine also discusses the need for shield laws to protect access to the abortion pill, and allegations of so-called abortion trafficking.
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