For the last two years, our partner, APROFA, has been working hard to officially register the abortion pill. The pill is actually two medications called Mifepristone and Misoprostol that safely end pregnancy when taken together. Access to it reduces barriers for many women and healthcare professionals, especially because it is non-invasive and can be done at home. The Chilean Government has finally approved APROFA’s application to register the abortion pill.
While abortion is only currently legal in certain circumstances in Chile, this win brings us a step closer in the fight for global reproductive rights.
APROFA will begin distributing the combination pill in early 2020.