He also estimated that around 5,000 rape victims had performed self-induced abortions.
Complications have been reported from attempts to use the oil for self-induced abortion.
"We're seeing a higher suicide rate, botched self-induced abortions and babies thrown in the garbage."
Prop 4 may force these teens to delay medical care, turn to self-induced abortions, or consider suicide.
Poor and marginalized women may instead turn to unsafe, self-induced abortions.
She had seen women die after self-induced abortions without open and legal medical assistance.
There are a number of anecdotally recorded and disseminated methods of performing a self-induced abortion.
The practice of self-induced abortion by various means has long been recorded in the United States.
Mississippi classifies self-induced abortions as deaths which affect the public interest, requiring that physicians report them to the local medical examiner.
Women have always been able to attempt crude and dangerous self-induced abortions.