American women can get abortion pills online from the overseas market

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Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – The recent ban on abortion in the US is likely to lead to a Brazil-like situation. Abortion pills were banned in Brazil after the abortion ban was imposed there, but the sale of these pills became rampant on the black market. Hence, needy women, especially teenage girls, started buying such pills directly from drug traffickers without consulting a doctor. It is said that the same situation could arise in the US.

Abortion has been banned in Brazil since 1890, but in 1940, the law was amended. Accordingly, women victims of atrocities were an exception. In such a situation, Brazilian women invented a simple method of abortion. After the delay in menstruation, the pills were taken for an abortion. In Brazil, abortion is punishable by up to three years in prison.

The black market of pills in India, Mexico and Argentina

In countries where abortion is banned, abortion pills are sold on the black market at exorbitant prices. Pills from India, Mexico and Argentina cost between Rs 15,000 and Rs 30,000. A pack of 60 pills was sold in the US at $15, or 1,100 rupees, before the abortion ban.

Editorial viewpoints

  • The ban on abortion in the US was to curb wantonness, but as the abortion pills are being obtained online from the overseas market, one realises that the curb of wantonness was mere ignorance of the US.
  • Wantonness can be stopped not by enacting strict laws but by creating an education system that teaches morality in society. For this, the spiritualisation of the politics is essential.  In other words, a western country like the US has to abide by Hindu Dharma for this.

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