A majority of American disapprove of mail-order abortion pills

By Dave Andrusko

In the latest NPR/PBS News Hour Marist national poll of 1,304 adults just released, a majority of Americans disapprove of mail-order abortion pills. The poll asked, “Please tell me if you support or oppose a law that allows prescription drugs that induce an abortion to be sent through the mail. 

51% opposed while 47% supported the proposal, this in spite of describing chemically induced abortion as “prescription drugs” rather than dangerous drugs that take the life of a developing human being and pose a threat to their mothers.

“In 2020, under the guise of the COVID-19 pandemic, the abortion industry implemented a ‘no-test’ abortion pill protocol, enabling abortion profiteers to dispense the abortion pill while conducting no lab tests or ultrasounds beforehand to determine gestational age, rule out ectopic pregnancy, or check for Rh factor,”according to Carole Novielli.

In December, the Biden FDA eliminated the requirement that women go in person to the abortionist’s office to receive their chemical abortion drugs. The drugs can be mailed to them—“Do It Yourself” abortions—whose dangers are simply not acknowledged.

A month later,  a  Knights of Columbus Marist poll of 1,004 adults found 63% of Americans opposed the FDA guidelines authorizing sending abortion pills by mail.

Chemical abortion risks genuine harm to women. Paul Stark, Communications Director for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, wrote

A large Finnish study found that chemical abortions produced “adverse events” in 20 percent of cases—almost four times the rate of immediate complications as early surgical abortions. That shouldn’t be surprising. Chemical abortions take longer than surgical ones. They cause more blood loss. They have a significant failure rate and can lead to infection. And, in some cases, they mask the presence of a deadly ectopic pregnancy because their expected symptoms are very similar.

The FDA reports 26 deaths of women in the U.S. (and thousands of other complications) connected to chemical abortion, and the inadequacies of U.S. reporting requirements mean that some complications go unreported.

Fifty-four percent of abortions are chemically-induced, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.

States are tackling chemical (“medication”) abortions in various ways. They propose to ban the pills altogether or require their state’s informed consent law to inform women that there is a good chance they can save their baby if they promptly change course—Abortion Pill Reversal.

The success of the Abortion Pill Reversal depends on a woman being told—being informed–that there is a window of opportunity to reverse the effects of the lethal chemical if she seeks medical attention in time and does not take the second drug of the two-drug protocol.