A British abortion chain was willing to sell abortion drugs to a woman simply because she did not want to look pregnant for her beach vacation, according to an undercover investigation by the group Christian Concern.
Christian Today reports the undercover investigation has been exposing safety and ethical concerns at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and Marie Stopes International. The abortion chains began offering mail-order abortion drugs this spring after the British government lifted abortion regulations during the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest finding exposes the willingness of the abortion industry to abort unborn babies for trivial, selfish reasons.
According to the report, an undercover investigator, “Saskia,” called BPAS and asked a midwife to send her abortion drugs because she “didn’t want to worry about looking pregnant on the beach.” Saskia also said being pregnant was “emotionally draining.”
Christian Concern said their undercover investigator received the abortion drugs in the mail a few days later.
“This is what the abortion industry wants. Abortion pills on demand, no questions asked,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern. “So it is sadly not a surprise that they are prepared to give out abortion pills for a bikini body. The life of the unborn child is worth less than a bikini selfie.”
The lives of unborn babies are one of their many concerns. Williams said at-home abortions make it easier for women to be abused. She said they also put women’s lives at risk because women often never see a doctor in person.
“The service needs to be stopped immediately and a thorough investigation needs to occur around the legality and practices of the two major abortion providers in the UK,” she said.
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A BPAS spokesperson dismissed the findings, accusing the pro-life organization of a “pointless and fraudulent exercise,” according to the report.
“BPAS provides safe, compassionate and lawful care to every woman who needs us,” the spokesperson said.
Earlier this month, Christian Concern accused BPAS of failing to do basic health checks before sending the abortion drugs to women.
The investigators said the abortion facilities did not attempt to check the women’s identities or verify how far along they were in their pregnancies – even though the risks of severe bleeding and hemorrhaging are higher after 10 weeks of pregnancy, the Daily Mail reports.
“In one case, the volunteer gave a date that could only have led to an abortion beyond the 10-week safety limit,” according to the organization.
The pro-life organization’s investigation is just the latest troubling evidence. In May, The Sun reported about eight cases where women were mailed abortion drugs after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Authorities are investigating how a woman who was 28-weeks pregnant received the abortion drugs in the mail and used them to abort her viable, late-term unborn baby. Not only was she far past the 10-week safety period for the abortion drugs, she also was past the country’s legal abortion limit, which is 24 weeks.
Meanwhile in the United States, abortion activists are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to abandon its long-standing safety regulations and allow at-home abortions in this country, too.
The abortion drugs are used to abort unborn babies up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, and the FDA recommends that they be provided in-person by a licensed medical professional. In-person exams are important for dating the pregnancy; the abortion drugs do not work well later in pregnancy and potentially could lead to more complications. Exams also can detect ectopic pregnancies, which can be deadly on their own but especially so if the woman takes the abortion drugs.
Abortion drugs are dangerous and can be deadly to the mother as well as her unborn baby. The abortion drug mifepristone has been linked to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications. Risks of mifepristone and misoprostol, the most common abortion drugs taken together to abort and then expel an unborn baby from the womb, include excessive bleeding, severe abdominal pain, infection and hemorrhage.
A 2009 study “Immediate Complications After Medical Compared With Surgical Termination of Pregnancy,” in Obstetrics and Gynecology found a complication rate of approximately 20% for the abortion drugs compared to 5.6% for surgical abortions. Hemorrhages and incomplete abortions were among the most common complications.
Pro-life advocates also have raised concerns about the drugs being used for forced abortions. A Wisconsin man is facing charges after he allegedly bought abortion drugs online and tried to force his girlfriend to take them.