People who live in states with restrictive laws are still accessing at-home abortion pills by using creative options like mail forwarding services, driving across state borders, or using General Delivery addresses. Below you can read examples of how this has worked, then search for an abortion pill provider in one of your neighboring states.
Examples of how this has worked:
Rosa lives in Texas where the law makes it hard to find pills by mail. Here is how she used a telemedicine service in another state and a mail forwarding service to get pills mailed to her home. It took about one week to get the pills this way. The $45-55 it costs is often much less than the gas to drive to another state. It saves on taking off from work or finding babysitting. Since the pills are recommended for up to 11 or 12 weeks from the last period, there is often time.
FIRST: She checked our map of states. She found a state that has telehealth abortion services. She chose California because it had many services.
SECOND: She set up a "virtual mailbox" in California. She used PostScan Mail.
THIRD: She checked our Guide to find a telehealth abortion in California (where she had the virtual mailbox).
FOURTH: She watched her virtual mailbox account in California so she would know when the package arrived.
FIFTH: She cancelled the virtual mailbox so that she would not be charged another monthly fee.
Alex lives in Alabama where laws make it hard to find pills by mail. Here is how they used a telemedicine service in another state and drove across state lines to pick up the pills.
FIRST: They checked our map of states and found a neighbor state that has telehealth abortion services (Georgia was closest).
SECOND: They checked our Guide to find a telehealth service in Georgia.
THIRD: When the provider asked where to send the pills, they gave a friend’s address in Georgia.
FOURTH: Their friend told them the package arrived. They went to their friend’s house to pick up the package. Their friend offered to re-send the package to them, but it was faster for them to drive.
FIFTH: They went home and took the pills.
Cindy lives in Arizona where laws make it hard to find pills by mail. Here is how she used a “general delivery” address in another state and drove across state lines to pick up the pills.
FIRST: She checked our map of states and found a neighbor state that has telehealth abortion services (New Mexico was closest to her).
SECOND: She checked our Guide to find a telehealth service in New Mexico.
THIRD: When the provider asked where to send the pills, she gave a “general delivery” address in a town that she could easily get to. General Delivery is a free service at many US Post Offices. It is a way to receive mail when you don’t have a physical address. Here’s how she did it.
FOURTH: She used the package tracking information provided by the clinic to find out when the package was delivered to the General Delivery Post Office. Then, she went to the Post Office in New Mexico to pick up the package.
FIFTH: She returned home and took the pills.
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