Billboards popping up across Chicago are trying to convince people that killing a unique, irreplaceable unborn baby in an abortion is “health care.”
The pro-abortion billboards are part of the Chicago Abortion Fund’s campaign to “normalize” abortion, the Chicago Tribune reports. They read, “Abortion is healthcare. It’s covered by Illinois Medicaid. We’re here to help.”
Three of the billboards are located in Chicago, and there are two others in Peoria and Champaign, according to the report. Megan Jeyifo, executive director of the pro-abortion group, said they chose high-traffic areas so that more people will see them.
“Part of what’s really important to us is the care work and the compassionate work that we do, especially right now going into an election season,” Jeyifo told the Tribune. “We know that people who are trying to access abortions are seeing kind of really vile things probably on their (social media) timelines … about demonizing people who choose to have abortions. We really want to push back against that and say abortion is normal.”
Abortion is not health care. It used to be called a “choice,” but abortion activists now are insisting that abortions are essential medical care for women. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women do not need to abort their unborn babies to be healthy, a fact confirmed over and over again by doctors across the world. Most OB-GYNs do not do abortions because they know that killing unborn babies is not legitimate medical care.
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But the Chicago Abortion Fund’s goals go beyond “normalizing” the killing of unborn babies. It also wants Illinois women to know that they may be able to get taxpayers to pay for their abortions.
In 2017, Illinois passed a law forcing taxpayers to pay for elective abortions through the state Medicaid program. Abortion numbers jumped by nearly 3,000 a year later.
Yet, Jeyifo said many women still do not know that they can get taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois, and the billboards are another way they are spreading the word.
“In a lot of instances, they were delaying that care while trying to come up with the money, and this whole time they could’ve been able to access care,” she said.
Jeyifo’s mission sounds nice when she uses words like “care,” “compassion” and “health care,” but she really is advocating for the unnecessary, brutal killing of unborn children in their mothers’ wombs, paid for by Illinois taxpayers.
Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and abortion facilities that continue to operate during the pandemic are being “medically irresponsible.” Common abortion complications include infections, blood clots, hemorrhaging and an incomplete abortion. Abortion risks include future preterm births, breast cancer, suicide, anxiety/depression, and death. And it is not true that abortions are safer than childbirth.
Abortions do not save lives; they destroy them. Since 1973, nearly 62 million unborn babies and hundreds, possibly thousands, of mothers have lost their lives to so-called “safe, legal” abortions.