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Spike in Google searches for abortion pills may lead to rise in unsafe abortions: Study

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Google searches for abortion pills soared in the hours after a draft of the Supreme Court abortion ruling was leaked on May 2. The finding comes amid legal uncertainty as to whether pregnant people in those states can obtain prescriptions for the pills from doctors based in less-restrictive states via telemedicine. If not, public health experts are concerned they may try to do it anyway.
1 month ago·Washington, United States

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Online searches for abortion pill hit record national high after SCOTUS leak

Online searches for the abortion pill reached a record national high during the first week of May, right after the leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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Spike in Google searches for abortion pills may lead to rise in unsafe abortions: Study

Google search trends that mentioned “abortion pill” or “abortion medications" spiked 162% in the 72 hours following the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion in May.

1 month ago·United States
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UPI

Internet searches for abortion meds ramp up, study says

A sharp increase in Google searches for abortion medication increased the days immediately after the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe vs. Wade, a new study finds.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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Portland Press Herald

Google searches for ‘abortion pill’ soared after the court leak

The traffic surge likely reflects concern about reduced access to abortion in many states after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

1 month ago·Portland, United States
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Politico

Searches for abortion medications have soared

Doctors fear people will manage their own care and turn to black market products.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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Vox

What people are Googling in states where abortion is now illegal

Google searches show people’s questions and fears in a post-Roe America.

1 month ago·United States
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