Health care data privacy fears grow worldwide after U.S. restricts abortion access

For many women seeking an abortion in the Philippines, an outright ban means the internet is their only source of help. But since the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade overturned, activists fear some may be too scared to type in “abortion.”

Secret terminations are common in the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines, where women use pseudonyms on Facebook and in chat groups on the mobile applications Telegram and Signal to gain access to abortion pills and illegal abortion providers.

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