By Dave Andrusko
While an enthusiastic supporter of “medication” abortions, Mother Jones magazine acknowledges “Abortion Pills Will Be Crucial in a Post-Roe World. But They’re Not the Magic Fix Many Think They Are.”
Before we dig into the story by Becca Andrews, while it’s true that she acknowledges not everyone will have equal ‘access,” she just blow right by the safety concerns. The FDA has a long-outdated record of more than two dozen deaths and thousands of serious complications associated with use of mifepristone.
Here’s an example. Kimberly Inez McGuire, who is the executive director at URGE, told Andrews she
And her colleagues understand that education is an important part of their campaign, especially when it comes to the safety of using mifepristone and misoprostol. “The biggest disinformation that we see out there is the idea that the loss of Roe v. Wade will lead to unsafe abortion, and it’s very rooted in this kind of pre-Roe [history] that’s really a different experience of abortion, of what that political context has looked like in the past,” she says. “First and foremost, it’s important that we recognize that we have safe and effective abortion medication pills that we can use today to self-manage our own abortions.”
Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC director of education & research, disagrees. He’s written, “Given that so many women have bled to death, have contracted rare and deadly bacterial infections, or have discovered, too late, that their pain and bleeding were coming from a previously undiscovered ruptured ectopic pregnancy, complications should not be ignored or taken lightly.”
Back to the story…who won’t have “access”?
Rural folks who don’t have “reliable access to broadband internet.” They also are described as “having shouldered heaps of disinformation and stigma about their bodies and sex.” Talk about talking down to people…
“Then there are countless people who simply can’t risk getting caught,” such as teenagers and “anyone fearing prosecution in a rapidly changing legal environment that is eager to target abortion pills.”
Who else? Women of color. “The truth is, a one-size-fits-all solution to abortion access simply does not exist,” Andrews writes.
Much of the remainder of the story is a list of groups who will help pay for women to abort their children. “The team at Plan C has also been discussing ways to acknowledge and respond to these gaps,” Williams writes. “The national organization, which works to help people who wish to self-manage their abortions obtain mifepristone and misoprostol, has gotten the word out about their service, which comes with legal support, as well as phone and text assistance.”
Pro-abortionists are already thinking about a “Post-Roe World.” We must be equally aggressive in making the choice for life easier and available to all these women—and everyone else.
We must make them aware of Abortion Pill Reversal. With over 54% of abortions now chemically-induced, there will be many, many women who have second thoughts and will be desperate to save their babies.