An abortion group that provides dangerous, mail-order abortion drugs to women was temporarily blocked on Facebook this week for violating a drug promotion policy.
Women on Web, a pro-abortion group based in the Netherlands, sends dangerous abortion drugs by mail to women across the world, especially in countries where abortions are illegal. Its sister group, Women on Waves, also runs an abortion boat that sails to countries where abortions are illegal and offers women abortions on board.
International Business Times reports Facebook removed the pro-abortion group’s page earlier this week, saying it violated a policy prohibiting the “promotion or encouragement of drug use.”
However, on Friday morning, LifeNews confirmed that Facebook lifted its ban.
Here’s more from the report:
In a Facebook post on Thursday (11 May), Women on Waves wrote that Women on Web’s page was “unpublished” and posted a screenshot that appears to show the message sent by Facebook regarding its removal.
“It looks like content posted on your page doesn’t follow the Facebook Terms and Community Standards, so your Page was unpublished,” the alleged message from Facebook reads. “If you think your page was unpublished in error, you can appeal. Before you appeal, we suggest removing any violating content from your page.”
Facebook notes that if the appeal is denied, the page will be permanently deleted.
On Friday morning, the pro-abortion group posted this message on its newly-restored page: “After over 24h, we are back in Facebook! We appreciate so much all the support from many persons and organizations who have spoken up for freedom of expression and the human rights of women. We will keep publishing life-saving info to everyone who needs them.”
Women on Web claims to provide “life-saving” information and resources to women, but it actually is destroying unborn babies’ lives and putting women’s in jeopardy.
The pro-abortion group has a bad reputation with authorities. Some countries have blocked its abortion boat from entering their countries to illegally abort unborn babies, and others throw away the packages of abortion drugs when they discover them in the mail.
In February, the abortion group got kicked out of Guatemala after it tried to offer women illegal abortions on its boat. The Guatemalan Navy detained the abortion boat before its crew were able to do any abortions, LifeNews reported. Like many Central and South American countries, Guatemala protects unborn babies’ lives and bans abortions. Exceptions are allowed when the mother’s life is at risk.
In 2012, Women on Waves experienced a similar situation in Morocco when it tried to sail its boat there. Moroccan authorities blocked the abortion boat, saying it was operating outside of its laws prohibiting abortion.
In 2015, LifeNews reported the group also used drones to deliver abortion drugs to Ireland and Poland in violation of the countries’ pro-life laws.
Women on Waves claims to operate its abortion boat under “high European medical standards,” but it performs abortions and then sails away, leaving women without a place to turn for follow-up care or emergency assistance if something goes wrong.
Women on Web also provides mail-order abortion pills to women across the world. Similarly, the pro-abortion group leaves vulnerable women without a doctor to turn to if something goes wrong; and abortion pills have high complication rates.
According to the clinical trial submitted to the FDA, the RU-486 abortion pill fails in 1 out of 12 women with pregnancies less than or equal to 49 days. Those failures increase to 1 out of every 6 women with pregnancies just one week advanced (50-56 days), and further still to nearly 1 out of every 4 pregnancies at 57-63 days gestational age. When using RU-486, 1 out of 100 women with pregnancies less than or equal to 49 days will require emergency surgery, according to the trial; however, this number increases dramatically to 1 out of every 11 women with pregnancies of 57-63 days gestational age.
Abortion pills also can be deadly to the woman as well as her unborn child. In 2009, the maker of the abortion drug RU-486 reported at least 29 women died from taking it. Women who died from the abortion drugs died from bacterial infections such as toxic shock, hemorrhaging, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive heart attack.