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Prepping for Self-Managed Abortion Post-Roe v. Wade

In the event that Roe v. Wade is repealed in the U.S., access to abortion will fall to the state level to legislate. Many people with uteruses will very quickly have a much more difficult time accessing healthcare that allows them to end a pregnancy.

Therefore, pro-choice preppers who want to understand self-managed abortion care may be interested in learning how to gather materials, build local community networks of support, and access information about how to perform different kinds of as-safe-as-possible self-managed abortions for people with uteruses in your community.

I’ve been doing a little research about this and wanted to share what I found.

This is obviously a topic that can get super politically charged. I’m not interested in having those conversations. If this prep isn’t something you’re okay with for any reason, you don’t have to do it. I’m sharing information in case somebody else can benefit from it.

Books:

Websites & articles for information:

Affordable Plan B and pregnancy tests to add to your prep kits:

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  • Comments (4)

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      To get ahead of any drama: We decided to allow this post because it’s a valid topic for people to want to know “how might you handle an abortion without access to proper healthcare?” 

      This is not the place to discuss the ethics of abortion or the current political mess. If you find it distasteful, then don’t read it.

      @chasesfireflies thank you for putting together a thoughtful post. I edited one of the sentences to make it clearer you’re not prescribing medical advice etc.

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      I could see medical tourism becoming an option in this scenario as well. When all else fails, people with the resources will vote with their feet.

      On that note, if one is concerned about lack of access to a medical procedure- or the high cost of U.S. medical care- then keeping a current passport can be a worthwhile prep. Medical tourism isn’t all roses, but it’s another option in an era where health insurance in the U.S. can seem like a game of Russian roulette, with the gun aimed at your bank account.

      Edit: spelling

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      @chasesfireflies

      Thanks so much for this post. I’ve never been happier to be past menopause than right now, but I’m so glad that you’ve put this together for those who might need it.

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      I am a huge proponent of bodily autonomy and since this site is focused on prepareness; and because we’ve collectively discussed all manner of how to care for yourself in a shtf situation, this is just as critical for survival as treating gunshots, suturing wounds, setting broken bones and the like.