Abigail Aiken, assistant professor at the LBJ School, told a press conference there were no fatalities in the 1,000 women in Ireland involved in a study she led which showed an estimated five per day requested abortion pills online.
In May, Ireland plans to hold a referendum on whether to change its laws and allow unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The referendum, whose exact date has not yet been set, will ask voters whether they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which outlaws abortion.
This week, the Cabinet signed off on the wording for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. It will ask voters whether or not the amendment should be repealed and replaced with new wording to be added to the Constitution.
LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken provides testimony to Ireland's Oireachtas Committee, citing clinical risks to the Eighth Amendment.
Representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have told the Oireachtas abortion committee that Ireland’s abortion laws did not meet international safety standards.
Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.
Abortion pills are as safe as clinical abortion, according to new research from the LBJ School's Abigail AIken.
Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery, suggests a study conducted by LBJ professor Abigail Aiken.
Online abortion services can offer an alternative to unsafe methods to end a pregnancy, research from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken has suggested.