Little attention is paid to the practice of administering medicines that cause abortions supervised by video. The patient is at remote locations. This is practiced in some states.
Medical personnel are able to remotely unlock a drawer with one of the two pills. The patient is observed taking the first and then the second. In Hawaii a law will allow the first to be taken without supervision.
Of the roughly 900,000 reported abortions that now take place annually, about 1/4 were medically induced. This method is safe and effective.
Medically induced abortions introduce difficulty in government regulation of women. It has been reported the 100,000 women in Texas have completed or attempted do-it-yourself abortions. Our government has been conducting a “war of drugs” for several decades now and has made no progress whatsoever. If abortion inducing medicines are the only access women have it is hard to imagine how government could limit the supply of these medicines through illegal channels. Smuggling drugs or making illegal drugs locally is so easy there are surpluses and prices have dropped.
From what I read, circumventing normal medical channels is a growing phenomenon. Algodones, Mexico is a border town near Yuma, AZ. It is a relatively small place but it has 200 dentists. The cost of dentistry and medicines is about 30% of what one pays in the U.S. Crowds of U.S. citizens walk across the border daily to buy prescriptions and to visit doctors.
Getting religion mixed up with medicine as abortion politics does seems problematic as best.