...in the United States, our law enforcement can have very politicized priorities. Having one single, coordinated network means one big sting, and it’s all over. That’s what worries me most, by the way: that I’m out here alone doing this, and that if I’m arrested, other people will be intimidated into the status quo.
We need something different in the 21st century to make sure this [work] is bigger than one person. I think that the best way for this “organization” to work is by women saying, “I’m part of this. Today, this starts.” She starts to research, she starts to really do her homework, understand these pills. And then, within her networks of trust, she educates other women with the same knowledge, and helps them do their own research as well so nothing gets lost like a game of “telephone.”
I think that strikes a lot of people as scary. We talk a lot about women being in control of their own bodies, but when confronted with this—the ultimate reality of women taking decentralized control—people start getting freaked out.
As a sort of follow-up to Jia's interview with Dr. Susan Robinson last week, do go read this RH Reality Check back-and-forth with an anonymous underground provider of abortion medication. [RH Reality Check]