Jewish Currents publishes Step-by-Step Instructions “DIY Abortion”
Jewish Currents magazine has strongly rebelled against stringent demographic regulation rules by releasing the illustrated article, “How to Give Yourself an Abortion,” inviting women to terminate their pregnancy on their own.
“Everyone deserves to control their own reproduction. This guide to self-managing your abortion using misoprostol, a medication which causes uterine contractions, is intended as a community resource in the service of reproductive justice,” the article says.
The article severely criticizes laws that in one way or another infringe on women's right to make decisions regarding their own bodies.
“Though advocates only know of 20 people in the United States who have been arrested for self-managing an abortion since 1973, and fewer than ten states explicitly ban the practice, there are laws on the books in many states that can be used to punish a person managing their own abortion, such as those criminalizing harm to a fetus, or governing the disposal of medical byproducts. And people who are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement (people of color, trans people, homeless people, and undocumented people, for example) are at greater risk of legal punishment.”
Self-medication is an extremely dangerous event and to carry out similar manipulations with your own body without proper doctor supervision, can lead to disastrous consequences.
Despite all the risks and the fact that an individual approach should be taken to each individual organism, the author of the article on Jewish Currents does not shy from contacting veterinarians to get pills without a prescription.
“Misoprostol is also used to treat stomach ulcers in dogs. If you have a relationship with a local, friendly vet, you might be able to work it to your advantage!”
Image: Matt Lubchansky/Jewish Currents