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Pro-abortion apologist tells congressional committee how Do-It-Yourself abortions work, does not mention safety concerns

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Editor’s Note: This article was first published on 20 July 2022.

It is uncommon for those who advocate for the abortion industry to provide detailed accounts of how to terminate a pregnancy in an official capacity as a witness at a congressional hearing. Renee Bracey Sherman, the founder and executive director of We Testify, was called upon to provide testimony regarding chemical abortions, which represent the pinnacle of do-it-yourself abortion techniques.

The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Committee held a hearing on Tuesday, during which four other panelists participated. The topic of discussion was the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the landmark ruling guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide. This information was provided by Alanna Vagianos of the Huffington Post. However, Sherman was the undisputed star of the show.

Vagianos commended her testimony for elucidating in clear and concise terms the manner in which the medication should be administered.

She commenced her testimony by informing the committee that chemical abortions, colloquially referred to as “medication abortions,” are composed of two pharmaceutical agents: mifepristone and misoprostol.

“It’s one mifepristone pill followed by four misoprostol pills dissolved under the tongue 24 to 48 hours later, or a series of 12 misoprostol pills, four at a time, dissolved under the tongue every three hours,” Bracey Sherman said. “There’s no way to test it in the bloodstream, and a person doesn’t have to tell the police what they took.”

Sherman reassured the committee that medication abortions are safe, safe, and safe once more. She presented the standard efficacy figure of 95% and reiterated the claim that they are safer than paracetamol.

It is important to note that medication abortions have their own set of complications, including over 24 deaths and thousands of “adverse” events.

The risks were significantly heightened in December 2021 when the Biden FDA revoked the requirement that women attend the abortionist’s office in person to receive their chemical abortion medication.

The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) has recently asserted that the White House and leading medical groups are failing to adequately inform the public about the potential risks associated with allowing at-home chemical abortion medication to be delivered by mail without an in-person clinic visit. This claim was made by Valerie Richardson.

Dr. Christina Francis, the incoming CEO of the pro-life physicians’ group, has cautioned that this approach is fraught with potential pitfalls. In-person examinations are employed to ascertain the gestational age of pregnant women prior to the administration of the contraceptive pills.

In addition, women should be screened for a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, which occurs in 1 in 50 pregnancies, preferably with an ultrasound, according to Dr. Donna Harrison, CEO of AAPLOG and a board-certified OB-GYN.

“By not having an ultrasound, by allowing home use, you have 1 in 50 women who are at risk of dying because the symptoms of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy are exactly the same symptoms as a Mifeprex abortion: pain and bleeding,” she said.

“There have been women who have called with pain and bleeding and been told, ‘Honey, lie down and take a Tylenol,’ and they have bled to death because they had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy,” she said.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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