With the recent Supreme Court Decision Roe V Wade (and ignoring 50 years of established precedent in favor of blatant partisan politicking in the process) a lot of people out there are turning to "medication abortion" as a safer and more private alternative. This of course would be the Plan C pills, which are a combination of medications taken 24 to 48 hours apart that induce contractions similar to a miscarriage to expel the fetus. The result is virtually indistinguishable from a miscarriage - that is to say, a doctor would not be able to tell that one had taken the pill or had a naturally occurring miscarriage. These pills are generally very safe and (until recently) legal in every state.
This week's stream focuses on bills in several states which are looking to ban the import of Plan C pills, such as Texas, Tennessee, (because conservatives hate freedom,) a bill in Missouri modeled after the Texas abortion ban which would allow randos to sue a woman or anyone who helped her get an abortion outside of the state (because Republicans were lying when they said it was about state's rights, of course) as well as some organizations such as Just the Pill which are working to help women in these oppressive states get access to safe and legal abortions.
Towards the end we discuss Michael Laufer an the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective who put out a video instructing women on how to manufacture their own Plan C pills. While I understand their hearts are in the right place, I want to emphasize how incredibly dangerous this is. Please do not attempt to make and consume your own pharmaceuticals. Videos like this can get people killed, and I find it extremely irresponsible to promote these ideas. Ironically though, this video illustrates just how dangerous abortion bans are. Desperation leads to questionable actions, which leads to harm.
Stay safe and stay vigilant out there everyone.