MTO News has confirmed that two online companies are offering "50% off sales" on abortion pills, in honor of the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
One company, which is based in South Africa, called told women in an ad directed at Americans, "Get the abortion quick, before Kavanaugh makes them illegal."
The online market for abortion pills has blown up, especially as Republicans in the United States place restrictions on clinics to offer abortions.
Here's how Vice described the market:
To conduct our study, we ordered a total of 20 mifepristone-misoprostol combination packs (considered the "gold standard" for medical abortion) and two misoprostol-only products (also an effective option, according to the World Health Organization), one or two from each of 20 sites.
I and other mystery shoppers posed as young people seeking abortions and had the pills shipped to our homes. The median price of mifepristone-misoprostol products we bought was about $200 — $300 less than the average clinic-based abortion in the United States.
Paying for the pills could get a little complicated: Options for payment included "E-Check" (a service that required a bank account and routing number), wire transfer, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Western Union or Bitcoin, and sites rarely offered more than two options. I refused to give my bank information, so I paid more Western Union fees than I would have liked to.
Well with the discounts, MTO News found sites offering the pills for as little as $100.
We are not revealing any of the sites offering the mifepristone-misoprostol pills, because they are all located overseas, and the product may be harmful.