When clinics aren't available, women turn to flea market abortions | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, July 11, 2013

When clinics aren't available, women turn to flea market abortions

Posted By on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Here's the reality of the Republican war on women's reproductive rights:

At an open-air flea market outside McAllen, Texas, near the Mexican border, shoppers can buy a goat and get their car windows tinted. Tables with handwritten signs touting Viagra are stocked with herbal remedies promising to burn fat and boost breast size. You can also find pills to end a pregnancy.

Bazaars like this have become home to a thriving black market, where women too poor to afford an abortion at a clinic or deterred by state mandates such as a 24-hour waiting period can buy drugs to induce a miscarriage on their own, a dozen area residents and doctors said in interviews.

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