Expert: Find solution to curb rise of online abortion pills
The availability of medical abortion as a safe choice for women supervised by medical professionals will in turn decrease the need for women to resort to illegal and unsafe methods.
By Teh Athira Yusof
January 6, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Solutions must be provided to overcome the rise in the sale of abortion pills online.
Federation of Reproductive Health Association of Malaysia medical committee member Dr John Teo said prevention, support, destigmatisation of abortion and better access to safe and legal termination of pregnancy would address the online sale of abortion pills effectively.
Reproductive choices can overcome sale of illegal abortion pills
December 29, 2019
It is disheartening to note that the sale of illegal abortion pills online is proliferating. Clearly, it reflects the increasing desperate attempts by women and girls in resolving their crisis when faced with unplanned pregnancies.
While the health ministry has been clamping down on such sales, we are concerned that it may be ineffective as these sales are conducted through various platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and WeChat that appear and disappear as fast as a flash.