To Aiken, the international abortion pill market feels resilient because it is beyond the purview of any one country’s authorities. “If someone’s based outside of the country, it is unclear how to exactly force them to comply with the law in another jurisdiction,” she says. “It’s not clear what folks who are very motivated to outlaw abortion can do in response to that.”
Plan C’s Wells also believes these supply chains are robust. “We do worry that routes of access could get cut off. But we are in the 21st century, in a global economy. And there are so many routes of entry into this country for products that we feel that it’s fairly unstoppable,” she says. “If one of these companies were to get shut down, another would pop up.”-Morgan Meaker, “Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network.” Wired. July 18, 2022.
In other news, prohibition simply creates a market. That’s Econ 101 and an predictable outcome of overturning Roe vs. Wade. You’ll see a Jane 2.0, and any woman with even the remote chance of becoming pregnant will have some of these pills in case of emergency. Now, ask yourself, did the number of abortions increase, or decrease?