A new mail-order abortion group just got a huge influx of support from big-money investment groups to expand its business of killing unborn babies.
Tech Crunch reports Koa Lab, Gaingels, Foursight Capital Partners and other investors gave $2.2 million to Hey Jane, which sells abortion drugs online.
Founder and CEO Kiki Freedman said she began Hey Jane after she found out that six states have only one abortion facility each. At the time, Missouri health officials were trying to close the last abortion facility in their state, a Planned Parenthood accused of injuring dozens of women in botched abortions.
“At the time, many of the emerging telemedicine clinics I saw were focused on men’s wellness and didn’t talk about women’s health,” she told TechCrunch. “I thought this virtual model could be used for safe and discreet abortion …”
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The business provides “no touch” abortions for women up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, according to the report. It charges $249 per abortion and does not accept insurance.
According to the report: “The $249 treatment includes [online] screening by a medical doctor, FDA-approved medication prescribed and shipped overnight to the person’s house, follow-up virtual visits and the ability to chat with a doctor during the entire process. The Hey Jane team also checks in frequently with the patient via text message.”
Though the FDA has approved the use of the abortion drug mifepristone, the agency requires that, because the drug is so dangerous, it be given to the woman in-person after a medical exam. However, that safety requirement is no longer being enforced by the Biden administration; as a result, online abortion sellers like Hey Jane are popping up across the country.
Freedman gave the impression that she began her business to help women in states where it is hard to get an abortion. But thus far, Hey Jane is doing business in states where women already have easy access to dozens of abortion facilities and taxpayer-funded abortions, including Washington state, New York and California.
Her excuse: “Although people in those states may have easier access to clinics, they could still strongly benefit from treatment with Hey Jane since it’s as safe and effective and half the price of in-clinic care. It doesn’t require costs, or time for travel or child care, ensures privacy and discretion and provides additional layers of emotional support.”
With the new influx of cash, she said they hope to expand to 10 states by the end of the year and eventually all 50 states.
Here’s more from the report:
One of Hey Jane’s investors, who wished to remain publicly anonymous, “was excited to invest in Freedman and Hey Jane” because he agreed — women’s health was an underserved category. Unlike men’s healthcare, [abortion] is segregated from women’s health care. …
The new funding will enable Hey Jane to expand into new states and add to its team of seven to build out the product and automated process and for legal research so the company can stay abreast of telemedicine laws and telemedicine abortion laws for each state.
Pro-life advocates are working to stop these new online abortion business and protect mothers and unborn babies. According to the article, 19 states limit or prohibit telemedicine abortions and more are trying to do so.
The abortion drug mifepristone, used up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, is not safe for mothers or babies. The risks can be even more dire if the mother does not see a doctor in person or have an ultrasound prior to taking the drug.
Even while the safety regulations were being enforced, mifepristone was responsible for millions of babies’ deaths and at least two dozen women’s deaths and thousands of serious complications.
A 2009 study “Immediate Complications After Medical Compared With Surgical Termination of Pregnancy,” in Obstetrics and Gynecology found a complication rate of approximately 20 percent for the abortion drugs compared to 5.6 percent for surgical abortions. Hemorrhages and incomplete abortions were among the most common complications.
Another study, published in “Issues in Law & Medicine” in January, found “glaring deficiencies” in reports documenting complications from the abortion drug in the U.S. The most common complications included a failed abortion, an incomplete abortion (meaning part of the unborn baby or placenta remained in the womb), infection and a missed ectopic pregnancy, according to the research.
Pro-lifers also are concerned that the expansion of abortions online will lead to more coercion and abuse. LifeNews has documented numerous other stories of women who were forced or coerced into aborting their unborn babies or abused because they refused to do so, and research has found high rates of coercion and abuse among women who have abortions. In one recent case, a Wisconsin man was accused of buying abortion drugs online and slipping them into his pregnant girlfriend’s drink after she refused to have an abortion.