Abortion pill interest surges after Roe v. Wade decision
Why it matters: Abortion pills will likely become the next major point of contention between abortion rights activists and opponents of abortion, Axios’ Jacob Knutson reports.
- Traffic climbed 20% month to month in June when the Supreme Court's ruling was announced, CNN reports.
- Telehealth abortion services platforms earned 5.3 million web visits in June alone, the data showed.
- Traffic rose more than 50% on the following day, CNN reports.
The big picture: The surge in web traffic has led to a quick expansion of abortion pill startups, which are looking to offer women abortion prescriptions through telemedicine,
- Abortion pill online orders are expected to grow after the Supreme Court's ruling, Axios' Kelly Tyko reports. Interest in abortion care through telemedicine is also expected to increase.
Yes, but: Lawmakers across at least 20 states have already proposed restrictions or bans on abortion pills, per Pew's Stateline.
- Searches for "abortion pill" made an impact in red states such as Wyoming and Montana, as well as Louisiana, Georgia, Missouri and Arkansas.
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