Abortion activists are trying to thwart new Texas laws that protect unborn babies by shuttling women across the border for abortions.
The Blaze reports abortion activists in Mexico and the U.S. are working together to build an underground pro-abortion network, believing that they are helping women by making it easier to kill unborn babies.
Along with taking women across the border, abortion activists also are smuggling abortion drugs in from Mexico to distribute illegally in Texas, according to the New York Times.
These actions come in response to two Texas laws that are protecting unborn babies from abortion every day. The state heartbeat law, which went into effect Sept. 1, prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. A second law that passed in September prohibits abortion businesses from selling abortion drugs through the mail or via telemedicine without ever seeing the woman in person.
Though smuggling abortion drugs across the border is illegal, abortion activist Verónica Cruz Sánchez told the newspaper: “We aren’t afraid. We are willing to face criminalization, because women’s lives matter more than their law.”
But their work is endangering women’s and unborn children’s lives. Abortions are not health care and they do not save women’s lives or help them be healthier, a fact confirmed by thousands of medical doctors.
Studies show that the abortion drug mifepristone poses serious risks to mothers as well as their unborn babies. The FDA has linked the abortion drug mifepristone to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications between 2000 and 2018. Under President Barack Obama, the FDA stopped requiring that non-fatal complications from mifepristone be reported, so the numbers almost certainly are much higher.
Texas pro-life leaders condemned the pro-abortion network for its lawless, life-destroying work.
Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, said abortion drugs are a danger to women, especially when a doctor is not involved.
“Unfortunately, this article neglects to mention the substantial medical opinion that abortions without the supervision of physicians poses substantial risks to the health and safety of women,” Pojman said.
His organization helped craft the new law that prohibits mail-order abortions.
“For the first time, Texas does have a way to protect women, through our criminal law, from people bringing dangerous abortion pills,” he told the Times.
Here’s more from the Blaze:
“Activists are planning to help shuttle Texans and other Americans seeking abortions into Mexico, and to build networks to ferry the abortion pills north of the border or send them by mail — something they’ve already started doing and now plan to expand,” the Times reported.
Dozens of activists have reportedly scheduled a meeting in January to work out the details. Some have already started shipping pills across to the U.S.
John Seago, the legislative director at Texas Right to Life, told the newspaper that the underground abortion network will “make it absolutely more difficult to … enforce these laws.”
“This is a really terrible, lawless attack on life,” Seago said.
What is happening in Texas could expand across the U.S. in the coming months. Pro-life advocates hope and abortion activists fear that dozens of states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade through a Mississippi case that it heard Dec. 1.
The 1973 ruling forces states to legalize abortion for any reason up to viability and is responsible for about 63 million unborn babies’ deaths.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, abortion activists and international powers have been pressuring the country to legalize abortion on demand. Currently, only a few Mexican states allow abortions; most still protect unborn babies’ right to life.
However, pro-life advocates are worried that the situation may change after a September ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court struck down criminal penalties for abortionists who kill babies in abortions.