It seems to be for real. I think the person who put the information out there sincerely felt that it was better to have a sanitary step by step available for women who might otherwise do “the coathanger thing”. Let’s not forget that that was a reality in at least my lifetime. Where I live, safe, legal M.D. performed abortions are a quick drive or bus ride away to downtown, but apparently in her state there are not enough providers willing to provide the service, and it sounds like there is a lot of political pressure against the procedure. I just hope some poor pregnant teenager doesn’t get hold of this information, hand it over to her boyfriend, tell him to get the stuff, do the thing and then end up dying or losing her ability to bear children in the future. While I cringed while reading it, a desparate person might not.
I have a feeling that this woman might be a midwife. If abortion becomes illegal again, midwives will become the primary source of abortions - maybe not as safe as performed by an M.D. in a sterile clinic setting - but safer than the so called back alley abortion. As late as the (US) civil war, abortion was the primary source of birth control in the United States and it was legal and acceptable. More women died in childbirth than though abortion. In the mid 20th century before the procedure became legal, savvy women with an unwanted pregnancy would find a doctor willing to perform a D and C and document the procedure as medically necessary for some other reason - say bleeding between periods.
Anyway, I had several early miscarriages before I came to terms with the fact that I had a condition that just simply would not allow me to carry past eight weeks, so I’ve had a lot of D and Cs (the procedure described and also usually standard procedure after a miscarriage) and what she describes sounds pretty accurate.
Sorry if that’s more than anybody wants to know. I found all this out while trying to conceive and reading everything about pregnancy on the planet!!!!