A Mississippi woman recently admitted to Sky News that she aborted her unborn baby on her own when she was 16, even though abortion is legal throughout the U.S.
The article attempted to paint a drastic picture of what could happen if abortion is further restricted or made illegal in America. They claim dangerous abortions could return to America if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as the fifth conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yet, the article indicates they already are happening. Even though abortions are legal up to 24 weeks in many states and even later in some, women still resort to their own methods to abort their unborn babies. Some pro-abortion groups even promote dangerous do-it-yourself abortions in America.
According to the report:
When Denise in Mississippi was 16, she performed a self-induced abortion.
She met a woman who gave her a herb which she drank over a period of days.
Denise was at boarding school and her family was well known; she was too terrified to go through with the pregnancy.
She recounts the process in vivid detail, including carrying the foetus in a cloth past a graveyard by her school.
Denise says she knows others who have resorted to similar things.
“I know people who have used bleach and vodka, people who have tried to use herbs they heard about on the internet,” she says.
It is unclear how old Denise is now; but if she is in her mid 20s, there were 851 freestanding abortion facilities in the U.S. at the time, according to Business Insider. That does not include hospitals, a number of which also do abortions.
Abortion activists try to call America an “abortion desert,” but the truth is that America is one of the most permissive countries for abortions. The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions past 20 weeks — a fact confirmed by the Washington Post fact checker.
Over and over again, abortion activists claim this restriction or that regulation hurts women because it reduces access to abortion. They claim women will resort to back alley or do-it-yourself abortions and get hurt in the process. Abortion facility regulations, parental consent laws for girls under 18, informed consent laws that ensure women receive basic information before the abortion, bans on late-term abortions and more all are slammed by abortion activists who claim they care about women.
But America has seen the reality of unrestricted, unregulated abortion in cases like Kermit Gosnell, a former Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted of murdering newborns and contributing to the death of a female patient. And it is the opposite of safe for women – or their babies.