The overturn of Roe plunged abortion in Arizona into chaos. Like other Republican-controlled states, Arizona has passed so many abortion restrictions in an effort to undermine Roe that, after abortion opponents finally demolished it, no one could quite agree which restriction was in effect.
“It’s not like I wanted this. I didn’t want to have an abortion at a fucking Hampton Inn.”
The Supreme Court overturned Roe on Friday. J. discovered she was pregnant on Saturday. By Monday, her ex-boyfriend had ordered the pills. The pair expected the pills to arrive by Thursday.Except, then, they didn’t.Somewhere between the post office and the delivery truck, the pills vanished. For several hours, J. and her ex-boyfriend frantically tried to figure out what had happened. J. had prepared a plan B (somehow getting an appointment at a California abortion clinic) and a plan C (flying to her ex’s home state and getting an abortion there), but both options seemed so far out of reach.
“I don’t think I could sit for two weeks and just wait and just have this thing grow inside.”
Eventually, J.’s ex-boyfriend figured out that the pills had been mistakenly delivered to a neighbor. She said they rushed to buy him a flight, which cost $710, and book a hotel room, for $392. J. broke open the foil packet of pills and, at the hotel on Sunday, took the first one: a tan and tasteless wafer of mifepristone. She washed it down with water.
“I can’t even have questions answered because legally, it could get me or them in trouble?”