The new year already has brought some great hopes for unborn babies in Kentucky.
The legislature passed two pro-life bills and Gov. Matt Bevin signed them into law during the first week of the legislative session. Then, one of the two remaining abortion clinics in the state announced its plans to close at the end of January.
As a result, abortion activists are in uproar, claiming that Kentucky women will be hurt because they do not have easy access to abortion.
Raw Story reports more about their reactions:
Many women on the Kentucky chapter of NOW’s Facebook page expressed horror that they will have only one option for abortion services in their home state.
“I really hope I never get pregnant while living in this awful state,” wrote one woman. “I don’t know if I could get to Louisville. I might have to resort to extreme measures.”
“So much for small government,” wrote another one. “Yet we maintain the death penalty in our state. It … never has been about the sanctity of life and always about moralizing and controlling women’s sexuality and choices.”
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Another woman put it even more succinctly and sarcastically asked, “So, why don’t we just start stockpiling metal coat hangers again?”
The comments about coat-hanger and back alley abortions may appear hyperbolic, but well-known abortion activists and media outlets are increasingly promoting unsafe do-it-yourself abortions to women.
Women’s magazines “Glamour” and “Cosmopolitan” both ran articles about “DIY” abortions in 2016.
“Should the DIY abortion be a last-ditch option, used only in the face of restrictive laws that would otherwise make the procedure impossible?” Jill Filipovic wrote for Cosmo. “Or is letting women terminate their pregnancies themselves a logical extension of the pro-choice maxim ‘Trust Women’?”
Here’s more from Newsbusters’ Sarah Stites:
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, talked to Filipovic about her take on DIY abortion. “Particularly as the FDA catches up to the safety of medication abortion, we see it playing a larger and larger role in the landscape as we move forward,” she said.
As co-founder of the Sea Change Program, Steph Harold commented, “If we really trust women, if that’s a slogan we really get behind, it should mean we trust women to do their own abortions when they want to.”
National Right to Life Committee Education and Research Director Randall K. O’Bannon described DIY abortions as “the new reality.”
Do-it-yourself abortions are being pushed both in the U.S. and abroad, and the abortion drug RU-486, or misoprostol, is the main way it’s being done, O’Bannon explained during a NRLC Convention workshop.
In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new protocol for RU-486 that allows it to be used more expansively and cheaply, despite its being dangerous to women as well as unborn children.
One of abortion activists’ most repeated arguments is that women will resort to dangerous back alley and self-induced abortion attempts if abortion becomes illegal. But now, abortion activists are pushing these unsafe abortions themselves, rather than offering women what they deserve – true support for themselves and their unborn babies.