For twenty years plus, National Right to Life has warned that in their unceasing desire to expand the number of abortions, the Abortion Establishment was cutting more and more and more corners in promoting the use of “chemical abortions,” by which is ordinarily meant RU486. And those changes put mothers’ lives at increased risk.
“RU486” is not a single “abortion pill.” It is actually a two-drug technique in which mifepristone (trade name Mifeprex) kills the unborn child and the accompanying prostaglandin (misoprostol), which induces contractions to expel the corpse.
In countries where RU486 is not legal but misoprostol is legal for purposes other than abortion, women, at the encouragement of abortion activists, have tried using the misoprostol alone to induce their abortions. However it does not induce an abortion in a significant percentage of women and has been associated with a high number of developmental anomalies among those children who do survive, as we have reported numerous times.
This all came rushing back this morning with an article posted on the pro-abortion site rhrealitycheck.org headlined, “Missed Your Period? Don’t Want to be Pregnant? There is an App for That.”
Written by Karen Gardiner, the article is an attempt to put a very dangerous abortion technique in a lighthearted, almost comic light. Here is the opening:
“’To avoid judgement and fear, it is always useful step into the shoes of another person. I invite you into mine.’
“So begins the journey of a 19-year-old Mexican named Claudia, protagonist of an inventive computer game.
“¿No Te Baja? which translates as Missed Your Period? makes use of bright colors, engaging cartoon characters and relatable, non-technical, language to inform and guide users through the steps they can take to terminate a pregnancy using Misoprostol. The website takes the form of an interactive, Choose Your Own Adventure style game, where users click through to different scenarios that change according to their own personal situation and decisions.”
You have to read this carefully to see how cavalierly Gardiner treats women’s lives. She argues that Misopoprostol (used to treat ulcers) is widely used to abort babies in Mexico and—joy—Gardiner claims, there is no prescription required, unlike the United States.
What’s the problem? “”Pharmacy workers often lack the knowledge of how the drug should correctly be administered.” Solution?
Users of No Te Baja, through the actions of Claudia and her boyfriend, go through each detailed step of the process of self-administering a medication abortion: from the initial pregnancy test to the decision whether or not to involve the partner; the signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy to calculating gestational age to indicate whether or not use of Misoprostol will be effective—and if it will be safe to self-administer. … No Te Baja doesn’t end with the final dosage of medication: users (and Claudia) are informed of what signs to look out for that would require medical attention, and of how to tell if the abortion is incomplete.
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Think about that for a moment. Pharmacy workers “lack the knowledge,” but not to worry. The woman watches a computer game and she’s good to go. If problems arise, she’ll be able to spot them. Why? Because No Te Baja offers a couple of minutes of instruction what to look for. Amazing, utterly amazing.
This is like inviting the “back-alley” abortion of yesteryear into your home.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. He frequently writes Today’s News and Views — an online opinion column on pro-life issues.