The Abortion Pill
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The use of chemical abortion has continued to rise due in part to the existence of COVID and the convenience of using telemedicine as a way to end the life of a preborn child. Operation Rescue has kept a close eye on this, and in its report The Status of American Abortion Facilities: Telemedicine’s Impact in 2021, it stated that the 

number of abortion facilities in the U.S. increased in 2021, to the highest levels in 13 years, according to results from Operation Rescue’s annual survey of U.S. abortion facilities. Today there is a total of 720 in the U.S. – 14 more than were operating in 2020. This represents the largest increase in abortion facilities since Operation Rescue began tracking them in 2009.

A total of 41 new abortion locations opened or resumed abortions in 2021, while there were 27 abortion facilities that closed or halted abortions. At the end of 2021, there were eight additional facilities that had temporarily suspended abortions until further notice but were expected to resume theme in the near future. (emphasis in original)

Planned Parenthood has taken full advantage of these relaxed guidelines. In fact, it now offers the mail-order abortion pill even though it has been revealed that some state-run insurance plans will not pay for the abortion, at least not now. 

But in South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem’s telemedicine ban on these pills, including RU-486 (Mifepristone), became state law, and Planned Parenthood is screaming foul. According to one report

The new rule makes it harder for pregnant people to access abortion pills, mandating patients take two prescribed medications for a medical abortion in-person at a licensed abortion provider, namely Planned Parenthood's clinic in Sioux Falls.

Pregnant people also have to wait an additional two weeks following the administration of the abortion medications for a follow-up appointment with Planned Parenthood.

Notice that “pregnant people” are being inconvenienced by the new law, though we would have preferred to identify these women by their proper name—expectant mothers. And as is always the case, anything that stands in the way of Planned Parenthood’s bottom line is an inconvenience for this organization.

Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson explains the obvious as PP’s worldview was greatly enhanced by the FDA decision. McGill Johnson suggested that the new rule is a “victory for public health and health equity.” She said the FDA “followed the science,” even though the scientific fact is that a preborn child’s life begins at her biological beginning, and this pill can kill her at any time during her first eight weeks of life! This is why the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists executive director Donna Harrison, MD, calls the pill nothing more than a “chemical coat hanger.” 

Abortion rights are clearly at the forefront of the effort to deny human rights, including the right to be born alive.