Abortion pill referral website Plan C is advising women how to skirt state laws in states that prohibit online sales of the abortion drug regimen. Under a section entitled, “Creative ways to access pills,” the organization openly tells clients to use “mail forwarding” services as well as the U.S. Postal Service’s “general delivery” system to avoid state laws. In addition, Plan C’s advice repeatedly suggests abortion pill clients lie about their true locations when contacting abortion pill providers.
Plan C was founded in 2015 by Elisa Wells and Francine Coeytaux, and is a fiscal sponsor of the National Women’s Health Network, which is heavily funded by the pro-abortion Ford Foundation. The organization’s provider coordinator is Christie Pitney, CNM, WHNP.
In July, Wells told Politico, “If Roe goes down — we hope it won’t — there are always going to be ways to access abortion. Plan C included, we’re already working on alternative ways to access the pills.” In the guide to accessing the abortion pill, Plan C does just that, encouraging clients to deceive in order to obtain the drugs.
Plan C’s #1 Deception: Use Mail Forwarding
“Unfortunately, current political restrictions in many states make accessing telemedicine abortion with mailed pills difficult. But, we know that some people have found a creative solution — they are using a mail forwarding service to access telemedicine abortion care from other states, then having the pills forwarded to them by that service,” Plan C writes online.
How do they do it?
“They use a mail forwarding service, like iPostal1.com or Anytime Mailbox to rent an ‘address’ in a state that has legal online abortion services (AK, CA, GA, ID, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NV, NY, VA, VT, WA and DC currently have online abortion services that mail pills),” Plan C wrote.
Note how the organization placed quotes around the word “address,” acknowledging this is deceptive.
“The cost for this ‘address’ is about $8-10 for one month plus a $25 online notary fee to get set up (rental is only needed for one delivery, so can be cancelled after one month). There is a Post Office form that needs to be filled out that requires two forms of ID (so a bit of hassle),” Plan C also wrote.
The next step, according to Plan C, is to “do an online consultation at a service like Hey Jane (NY, WA), Choix (CA), Just the Pill (MN), Carafem (GA, IL, MD, VA, DC), or Aid Access (AK, CA, CT, ID, NJ, NM, NV, NY, VT, WA) and list the forwarding service address as the shipping address.”
Next, Plan C tells their clients to lie. “If asked, they confirm they are in that state at the time of the consultation (since the services are only allowed to serve people in those states),” the group writes.
Plan C does note several potential problems, writing, “Those who use a credit card for payment report needing to list the correct billing address associated with their credit card.” But they also noted that doing so “did not affect their ability to have the pills shipped to the forwarding service address.”
The final step, according to Plan C: “When the mail forwarding service tells them that a package has arrived at their ‘address,’ they ask for it to be forwarded to them at their home address. Sometimes there is a small fee for this (about $5).”
“Using this method, people who live in states with restrictions on abortion care have been able to access abortion pills by mail through US-licensed clinicians,” Plan C wrote.
Plan C’s #2 Deception: Pick Up in a Neighboring State
In another deceptive option, Plan C suggests that abortion pill clients “pick up in a neighboring state… since clinicians are only allowed to serve people in the states where they are licensed.”
But, if asked, Plan C has a solution, advising abortion pill clients to “say that they are sitting in the state where the clinic is located when doing the online, video, or telephone consultation.”
“Some people also ask friends who live in a state that has telemedicine access if they can have the pills shipped to a friend’s address (and then pick it up from them). People who do this are careful to list their name followed by ‘c/o Friend’s Name’ and then the full address. This helps prevent the package from being marked ‘addressee unknown’ or ‘return to sender’,” noted Plan C.
Plan C’s #3 Deception: Use U.S. Postal Service’s General Delivery service
Another deceptive suggestion from Plan C is to access telemedicine abortion pill services in “neighboring states and then using ‘General Delivery’ at a US Post Office on the state border to reduce the distance they have to travel.”
“General Delivery,” according to the abortion group, “means that mail is sent to a person a specific United States Post Office and the person receiving the mail goes there in person to pick it up (with an ID that matches the name on the package). There is no need to set up a post office box and no charge for this service.”
“First, they identify a nearby state that offers pills by mail… Then, they look at a map to find the closest border town in the other state,” Plan C advises. “They contact a provider in the state that allows abortion pills by mail and schedule a consultation. If asked, they say they are located in the same state as the provider at the time of the consultation.”
“They provide the ‘General Delivery’ address to the clinic. They track the delivery using information provided by the clinic and go to the Post Office in person when the package has arrived,” Plan C states.
Despite this open flouting of state laws, the Plan C site is still active.
Live Action News recently documented deceptive advice dispensed by one of the mainstream media’s most cited abortionists, Dr. Daniel Grossman, who suggested that ER doctors falsify records to hide abortion pill complications in a post-Roe era.
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