By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
When I was a little girl, my mother and father would take my sister and me to the neighborhood drug store where we would buy cold medicine, notebooks, and anything else we needed in a hurry. I distinctly recall a bin that was labelled “surprise packages,” which consisted of a pile of jewelry-sized boxes with unknown contents. My sister and I would beg our parents to buy us a surprise package because we loved to open it up at home and see what kind of trinkets were inside.
Unfortunately, today’s young women may experience an unpleasant surprise at their local pharmacy because of a Biden Administration policy permitting the sale of the abortion pill at bricks-and-mortar drug stores. After so many years going to pharmacies to pick up must-have items on the run, it is hard for me to fathom how drug stores can be turned into abortion centers. But that is the scary specter we face in Biden’s America.
Pharmacies should bring healing, not harm. In addition to causing the death of a defenseless preborn baby, mifepristone, combined with the second pill, misoprostol, can cause disastrous health effects for a woman: hemorrhaging, vomiting, nausea, and excruciatingly painful uterine contractions. Even TIME magazine called the abortion pill process “painful, messy, and protracted”. It is estimated that 1 in 100 women who take the abortion pill will be hospitalized. For instance, a woman in Iowa took the abortion pill and lost nearly ¾ of her blood. She could have died without emergency surgery.
Now is the time to speak up to pharmacies such as CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walgreen’s, which have pledged to offer the dangerous abortion pill to customers. You can find contact information for the drug store chains here. Please consider sharing this information with pro-life family and friends and on social media.
Unfortunate medical surprises can await those unsuspecting women who take the abortion pill. We owe it to women to do all we can to safeguard them against this dangerous scientific experiment, which leaves them incredibly vulnerable while ending the lives of their precious children.