• Jena DiMaggio (GRS’24)

    Jena DiMaggio (GRS’24) is a PhD student and a teaching fellow in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program; their research focuses on abortion in American literature and media. They can be reached at jenald@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 2 comments on POV: Why We Can’t Rely on Abortion Pills to Offset Closure of Abortion Clinics

  1. You raise some great points and I will add one more: medical treatments, like plan B have an upper limit on the weight of the patient and their effectiveness declines the heavier you are. Thus, here in the land of supersize combo meals, a person is more likely to be obese and therefore less likely to be able to successfully use plan B. I am not sure if this has been studied with other abortion medications.

    1. This is a great question, thank you. As far as we know, there is no weight limit to abortion pills. But you’re absolutely right about plan B, which may scare off certain people from using abortion pills.

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