Since 1973, most abortions have been provided in specialized abortion clinics. While heroic, this model of care makes it easier for politicians to target and shut down abortion clinics and for patients to be harassed when accessing care. If abortions were provided as part of regular medical care in primary care offices, it would be much harder to target and patients would have more privacy.
Early abortion can be safely integrated into primary health care. The two non-surgical methods that make this possible are the Abortion Pill and Manual Uterine Aspiration. MYA Network is helping more clinicians provide these services.
These are our concrete goals:
- To create telemedicine-based abortion care in all states that allow it
- To train and support clinicians to offer medical abortion and MUA in their practices
- To link patients with primary care-based abortion care
- To financially support low income patients seeking abortion care
- To educate the public on early abortion options
- To help culturally normalize abortion by supporting patients and clinicians to express their views and experiences related to pregnancy choices