Recently, the Supreme Court in the United States issued a ruling with a tragic consequence: the nationwide right to abortion will disappear. As a result, people in many American states will no longer have access to abortion. This is a huge slap in the face of fundamental (women's) rights, such as the right to self-determination and choice. People immediately went looking for solutions. On social media, users started sharing information and announcements about abortion pills. For example, users will post messages offering abortion pills or messages explaining how to legally obtain abortion pills by mail.
In response, Meta's Facebook and Instagram have been removing these posts and blocking users. Posts on Facebook such as "If you send me your address, I'll send you abortion pills by mail" are removed within a minute, with a reference to Facebook's rules on guns, animals and other regulated goods.
Similar messages about weapons or drugs - "If you send me your address, I'll mail you some weed", however, aren't removed. Even though distributing cannabis by mail is illegal in the US and abortion pills are not. Posts offering mail-order painkillers aren't removed either. It therefore seems very likely that Meta has made an active decision to crack down on content about abortion pills.