by Hans Johnson
With the passage of the bill banning abortions after 20 weeks in Texas, some see a boom in the black market sale of Cytoec, which is meant for the prevention of stomach ulcers but is also used to induce abortion (i.e., these are abortion pills). One customer was interviewed by Bloomberg:
“You’d be amazed at how many people, young people, are taking those pills,” said Erlinda Dasquez, a 29-year-old mother of four who has done so herself. “I probably know 12 to 20 people who have done this. My cousin just went to the flea market a few months ago.”
Andrea Ferrigno, a vice president of Whole Woman’s Health, which runs a network of abortion facilities, told the New York Times: “The women see it as a ‘pill to make my period come’. Often, in their minds it’s not abortion.”
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