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Abortion Rights statement on prison sentence issued to woman in Pennsylvania, US

Press-Release

10/09/14

“Abortion Rights UK is appalled by the prison sentence issued to a woman in Pennsylvania, USA for obtaining abortifacient drugs for her daughter. 

Kerry Abel, of Abortion Rights said:
‘The case highlights difficulties faced by many women around the world in areas where abortion is legal but practical and financial obstacles leave many resorting to illegal means.’

Abortion Rights also notes that while we would always recommend abortions be obtained through medical professionals, the risks from drugs such as these when obtained from legitimate websites such as womenonweb.org are minimal and considerably safer than illegal alternatives.”