In Texas, anyone who mails abortion pills can now be sent to jail | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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"As the Supreme Court continues to mull over the future of Texas’s six-week abortion ban, the additional restrictions on medication-induced abortions are designed to curb an area that has been hard for lawmakers to monitor or regulate: self-managed abortions.

"Self-managed abortions have played an increasingly important role in places that have sought to ban the surgical procedures, said Abigail Aiken, an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin who researches self-managed abortions.

"'This bill is an attempt to try to impede that practice by creating a chilling effect,' she said. 'It’s a concerted attempt to ban or restrict abortion in as many ways as possible.'"