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DIY Abortions and 3D-Printed Specula Can't Replace Lost Reproductive Rights

Despite the GOP's war on women, there’s no safe, effective, DIY substitute for an experienced and knowledgeable physician.

by Lux Alptraum
Dec 20 2016, 1:15pm

Earlier this month, as Ohio legislators successfully passed a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, I found myself thinking about the GynePunks. A collective of radical biohackers, the GynePunks first caught my attention in the summer of 2015, when they burst onto the public stage with a nifty 3D-printed speculum and a manifesto for body sovereignty.

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