All About Women's Health

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Mar 17, 2006 9:00 AM

A feminist blogger has posted explicit do-it-yourself abortion directions online (that's a link to a news story, not the directions themselves) in response to a new South Dakota law, which bans nearly all abortions.

She posted directions for a dilation and curettage -- or D and C -- abortion, and plans to next place online the steps for a vacuum aspiration abortion.

"If anyone has a problem with this and they don't think non-doctors should perform medical procedures, there's a simple way to guarantee that won't happen: Make sure Roe v. Wade is not overturned," she said, referring to the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

Yeah, there's that. Or, feminist bloggers could post explicit, do-it-yourself directions for buying a Greyhound ticket to North Dakota as a viable alternative to at-home abortions. Just a thought. I know we have our differences, folks, but advocating do-it-yourself abortions to score political points hardly seems like the best thing for women's health.

UPDATE: Speaking of women's health-- Yikes.