A shadow of the past seems to reappear on the cover of the American monthly The Atlantic. That of clandestine abortion. Manufacture of homemade kits, course on the issues of termination of pregnancy by drugs… The title followed the network of activists who are preparing for the end of the constitutional right to abortion in the country, envisaging a world “post-Roe”, named after Roe v. Wade of 1973 which could be repealed in June by the Supreme Court.
“We’re kind of halfway between the home beer brewing kit and the fifth-grade SVT experience,” says the author of the article, Jessica Bruder, after witnessing the assembly of one of these abortion kits. Later, it is with Skittles and M & Ms that she will learn to master the abortifacient pills of misoprostol, which must be left to melt in the corner of the cheek.
Within two to three months, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of Roe v. Wade in ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization