ABC News recently featured a European abortionist who has been sending dangerous abortion drugs to the United States without direct medical supervision.
No “between a woman and her doctor,” Rebecca Gomperts’ Aid Access receives requests for abortion drugs online and then, through a team of doctors and abortion activists, mails them across the U.S. at a cost of $110 to $150.
Yet, the Dutch abortionist receives praise – and even awards – for her work, Townhall reports.
Gomperts told ABC News that her pro-abortion group has seen a massive increase in requests for abortion pills since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.
She said her group averaged 400 emails per day from the United States prior to the ruling, but now they receive about 1,000 every day. On June 24, the day of the abortion ruling, Gomperts said they received a record 4,000 emails.
“I’ve been working in this field like creating different possibilities with different laws for more than 20 years,” she told the news outlet. “But this service specifically, it’s under my Austrian doctors license and in Austria it’s allowed to provide abortion services or to write prescriptions for medication abortion up till 14 weeks of pregnancy.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration only recommends the abortion drugs up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. And until last year when the Biden administration changed it, the FDA required that the abortion drugs be provided in-person by a medical professional due to the high risks.
The details revealed in Gomperts’ interview are troubling for many reasons, first being the growing prevalence of mail-order abortion drugs being used to kill unborn babies. The abortion drug mifepristone now is used for more than half of all abortions in the United States, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute.
The risks of the abortion drugs to pregnant mothers, especially when taken without direct medical supervision, also are worrisome.
New and growing evidence indicates that the risks of mifepristone are much more common than what abortion activists often claim, with as many as one in 17 requiring hospital treatment. A recent study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that the rate of abortion-related emergency room visits by women taking the abortion drug increased more than 500 percent between 2002 and 2015.
A statement that Gomperts made about “parents” contacting her abortion group raised other concerns as well.
“When the draft of the decision leaked, we already saw a huge increase in the amount of requests for the service indicating that people were really scared and panicking,” she told ABC News. “But I think what is more important is what I feel is that the enormous fear that we hear in the voices of the women or the parents.”
This suggests parents may be requesting abortion drugs for their daughters through Gomperts’ abortion group – parents who potentially could be pressuring or forcing their young daughters into aborting their unborn babies. These parents may be abusive or they may not actually be the girl’s parents at all; they may be human traffickers or abusers posing as parents.
Pro-life advocates have expressed repeated concerns that “telemedicine” abortions will be used to force and coerce women and girls into aborting their unborn babies – something even abortion workers admit is a common problem.
Abortion activists like Gomperts are not truly helping women. Abortion drugs are dangerous and can be deadly to mothers as well as their unborn babies.
In the United States, the FDA has linked the abortion drug to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications between 2000 and 2018. However, under President Barack Obama, the FDA stopped requiring that non-fatal complications from mifepristone be reported. So the numbers almost certainly are much higher.
Pregnant mothers deserve encouragement and support, not abortions, and pro-life advocates are striving to provide both. Along with passing the heartbeat law last year, Texas state lawmakers also increased support for pregnant and parenting mothers and babies, ensuring that they have resources to choose life for their babies. Other states have taken similar actions. Pro-life advocates across the U.S. also are working to expand support services for families in need, through pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and even pregnant and parenting mothers in prison.