Specifically, YouTube’s misinformation policy says it forbids content that “contradicts local health authorities’ or WHO guidance on the safety of […] Chemical and surgical abortion methods deemed safe by health authorities,” as well as “Promotion of alternative abortion methods in place of chemical or surgical methods deemed safe by health authorities.”
...In fact, even when surgical abortions are committed by fully-licensed physicians, they are frequently anything but safe for the mother, as evidenced by the records of numerous abortion facilities across the country, including abortion chains embraced by abortion allies as leaders for their cause.
As for chemical abortions, under the Trump administration the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had warned mail distributors of abortion pills that their flouting of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program requirements, which ensure that providers can “assess the duration of the pregnancy accurately, diagnose ectopic pregnancies, and provide surgical intervention in cases of incomplete abortion or severe bleeding, or to have made arrangements for others to provide such care” — and give women “access to medical facilities for emergency care” — could expose themselves to regulatory action potentially “including seizure or injunction, without further notice.”
That policy was reversed by the Biden administration, however, and many Democrats favor allowing doctors to dispense abortion pills to patients to take them without in-person medical supervision.
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