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.
Many women in states with bans on abortion will likely turn to websites to order mifepristone, and self manage abortions at home.https://t.co/BxfmQHBtNd
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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.