Pills are catching up to surgery as the most common U.S. abortion method.:
"Women in the U.S. are now having medical abortions nearly as often as surgical ones, according to new data analysis from Reuters.
The two drugs that doctors can prescribe together for first-trimester abortions have gained popularity in recent years, and new guidelines issued by the Food and Drug Administration have made medication abortions accessible for more women who need them.
In clinics operated by Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion-care provider, 43 percent of abortions provided in 2014 were administered through medication, compared to 35 percent in 2010, Reuters reports.
Some states have already seen medical abortions surpass surgical ones: 64 percent of abortions in Iowa and 55 percent of those in Michigan are medical.
The proportion of medication abortions in the U.S. is probably larger now that it was even a few months ago..."