The reproductive justice lawyers network If/When/How last week launched a nationwide Repro Legal Defense Fund (RLDF)—a first-of-its-kind resource to support women and others investigated, arrested or prosecuted for self-managed abortion. Self-managed abortion is when someone ends a pregnancy outside of a clinical setting, such as buying abortion pills online and using them without medical supervision. RLDF provides money for bail and legal representation.

“We’ve seen political attacks on clinical abortion care ramp up significantly in recent months, making it more critical than ever that we protect and defend people who self-managed abortions,” said Rafa Kidvai, If/When/How Legal Defense Fund director.

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