Embedded in the cards are three doses of misoprostol, a medication that safely and effectively induces an abortion when properly used.
"This is a breakthrough that we had," Laufer said, explaining that having a paper card makes it possible to mail it undetected, as well as distributed in public places or semi-public places like a school's toilet. The card has the logo of the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, a DIY medical collective that Laufer has been a key part of for years, as well as a QR code with directions on how to use it.
"Miso Cards are misoprostol abortion pills, delivered in a card format, because it's easier to send by mail. In use since the mid-1980s, it is 85 percent effective when used alone. It is one of the most effective drugs for terminating pregnancies in the first and second trimesters," the website says.
The website also has instructions for taking each dose, what to expect, and what to do if something goes wrong. Since Roe v. Wade fell, Four Thieves Vinegar Collective has been working on ways to distribute information about how to make DIY misoprostol to the masses. [...]
"Organizations like mine should not exist, we should not exist," Laufer told Motherboard after the talk. "There's nothing reasonable about this being a thing -- it shouldn't be. Makes no sense."
Update: The talk is finally online. The bit about these cards begins at around 40 minutes in.