May, 17th, 2017

Media Coverage BMJ Study

 

A new scientific study published today in the BMJ shows that telemedical abortions are highly effective. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Texas in Austin, Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh. They looked at the data of 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland who used the service of Women on Web.
Abigail Aiken main researcher testified for the Oireachtas Committee.
Here you can follow the media coverage on the publication.

Oireachtas Committee hearing

 

Video from the Oireachtas Committee with the full opening statements followed by the Q&A:

http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=37006&&CatID=127

Here are the links to the exhibit brief and qualitative brief containing the full research findings: 

http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/committees/eighthamendmentoftheconstitution/Professor-Abigail-Aiken,-Briefing-Document-1-of-2---Exhibits-Brief.pdf

http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/committees/eighthamendmentoftheconstitution/Professor-Abigail-Aiken,-Briefing-Document-2-of-2---Qualitative-Findings-Brief.pdf 

Media coverage about the testimonies: 

http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/103561/39699/14th_October_2017_-Between_the_Lines_with_Sarah_McInerney_Part_1/

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/1011/911634-health-committee-eighth-amendment/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/committee-votes-not-to-retain-eighth-amendment-in-full-1.3260573

 

Media Coverage about the scientific paper

 

Reclaim the agenda https://vimeo.com/218813217

Study: Taking Abortion Pill at Home as Safe as in a Clinic, New York Times

Getting an Abortion With Telemedicine Is Safe, Study Says, Time

Seeking medical abortions online is safe and effective, study finds, The Guardian

Women seek abortion help despite arrests, The Times

Women Safely Take Abortion Pills At Home, With Online Consult, NBC News

Online abortion services 'alternative to unsafe methods', BBC News

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, ABC News

Research finds 95% success from abortion pills bought online, The Irish Times

Abortion: Online clinic could be alternative to unsafe terminations, study of Northern Ireland women suggests, Belfast Telegraph

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention', The Journal IE

Googling, taking abortions pills at home sounds like a bad idea, but it isn’t: Study, Hindustan Times

Study finds taking abortion pills at home with online help as safe as in a clinic, Japan Times

Now, taking an abortion pill at home is as safe as going to the clinic, Economic Times

Abortions carried out at home with pills bought online are 'no riskier' than getting them from the doctor's under supervision, say researchers, Mail Online

Study: Mail-Order Medical Abortions Are Safe And Effective, Vocativ

Online clinic could be alternative abortion service, study suggests, Newsletter

'Home abortions' using pills and online support are 'safe and effective', Independent

'Internet abortions' may be option in some restrictive countries, study suggests, Chicago Tribune

Abortions performed at home with pills, online help may be just as safe as procedures at clinic: study, NY Daily News

Women who sourced abortion pills online ended their pregnancy without surgical intervention, Irish Examiner

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, Business Insider

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, MetroNews Toronto

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, Yahoo News

Medical abortions obtained through online telemedicine shown to be effective, safe, Medical Xpress

A new study of Irish women has revealed that taking a medical abortion pill bought online is as safe as visiting an abortion clinic., Her

Online Abortion Services Prove Safe For Majority Of Women, Immortal

Online abortion drugs are safe and effective – but they're still illegal, International Business Times

Women in Ireland safely ending pregnancies with online abortion service, study finds, INews

 Study: Taking Abortion Pill at Home as Safe as in a Clinic, US News

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, Taiwan News

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, The Washington Times

Study finds abortion pills sourced online are 'safe and effective', Newstalk

Can Women Safely Take Abortion Pills At Home?, Chronicle Day

Home medical abortions are effective and safe with online consultation, Research Gate

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, Las Vegas Sun

DIY abortion pills are safe, claim researchers, IOL

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, The Sentinel

Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study, CBC News