First disclaimer: I would like to say up front that I am NOT pregnant. This is strictly a hypothetical question based on a bit of research I have been doing.
Second disclaimer: I would like to say that I am a firm believer in using at least 2 forms of birth control, so in addition to being on the pill my boyfriend and I use other birth control options, including but not limited to condoms. I consider abortion to be an absolute last resort so please don’t think this is my way of trying to figure out the best way to throw caution to the wind or anything like that. I don’t believe in leaving things to chance and I want to be as educated as possible about my reproductive rights and responsibilities. My research into the subject to educate myself has failed to answer a few very important questions though, so I am here seeking additional information.
Now, on to the explanation before the questions! I have heard through word of mouth (a.k.a. no cite) that there is a restriction on abortion options for women who are over or underweight. The person who told me this did not have a specific weight range or B.M.I. range or anything but they said that women who are too thin and women who are too heavy are not candidates for surgical abortion options. In my research I have discovered that the RU486 pill is only available to women who agree to come in for a surgical abortion if the pill does not work correctly because it would cause serious birth defects if the child were brought to term.
So if the weight restrictions are correct then does that effectively remove all abortion options for people who fall too far on one end of the weight spectrum or the other? Does anyone here know what the weight limits are, assuming that they actually exist? Does this then mean that women who are too thin or too heavy are then down to only two options, keeping the baby or adoption?
I would like to avoid this turning into an argument over whether or not abortion is right/should be legal/is a lynch pin in the current election/whatever which is why I put it in general questions instead of the pit.