A woman recently admitted to burying her aborted baby in a cardboard box in the park after receiving abortion pills through the mail from a Mexican pro-abortion group.
Fox News reports 25-year-old Monica found the abortion group online after she realized she was pregnant and feared she could not afford to raise a child.
She told the Washington Post that someone on Reddit referred her to Las Libres, a pro-abortion network based in Mexico that smuggles abortion drugs to women in states that prohibit the killing of unborn babies. The group is funded by abortion activists in the U.S., according to the report.
At first, she said she tried a self-induced abortion with alcohol and tea, but it did not work. That was when Monica said she found the abortion pill network and ordered the drugs through the mail.
They arrived in a cat flea medication box, and her boyfriend quickly became worried for her safety. According to the report, he cautioned her that the drugs may not be what the abortion group had promised or they could be laced with other illegal drugs like fentanyl.
Monica took them anyway and then laid in the bathtub waiting in pain for her aborted baby’s body to pass, the report continues. She said she was afraid to go to the hospital. Abortion activists claim women could be criminally investigated and punished in states with pro-life laws, causing women to fear seeking treatment for illegal abortions; but pro-life laws explicitly state that women cannot be punished.
When Monica finally gave birth to her aborted baby, she saw clearly “defined fingers and toes … a head, hands and legs” as her child’s body floated in the water, according to the Washington Post. Later, she said she found out that she was about 13 weeks pregnant. Abortion pills are not supposed to be used past 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Afterward, Monica said she and her boyfriend decided to perform a “ritual” for their aborted baby. They put the child’s body in a cardboard box and took it to their favorite park where they buried it, the report continues.
“I hope in the future, when I am ready, your soul will find me again. It just wasn’t our time,” Monica said after burying her child.
Americans likely will hear more tragic stories like Monica’s as pro-abortion groups push dangerous abortion pills on women in pro-life states. These groups are putting both women’s and unborn babies’ lives at risk by sending them abortion pills without any medical exam or follow-up care in the event of complications. They also fail to offer real assistance to desperate women like Monica who are struggling financially and may otherwise have chosen life for their babies if they had support.
Already, some OB-GYNs say they are hearing from distraught women who realize too late after taking the abortion pills that their aborted baby was not just a “clump of cells.”
Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs told Aleteia about women who have contacted her and others asking what to do with their aborted babies’ bodies.
Many panic after passing their aborted baby at home and seeing its “legs, arms, head, toes. It’s not a blob of tissue. And women are not prepared for that,” Harrison said. “These women are being told to flush human tissue down into the septic system? Even from a public health standpoint it’s a terrible idea.”
The abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol typically are prescribed together to abort unborn babies up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. The Biden administration began allowing them to be sold through the mail last year without ever seeing a doctor in person. In England, which began allowing mail-order abortion drugs around the same time, new investigations show a huge increase in ambulance calls and reports of coercion and abuse.
Mifepristone now is used for more than half of all abortions in the United States, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. In 2020, the drug was responsible for 54 percent of all unborn babies’ abortion deaths, up from 39 percent in 2017, the pro-abortion research group found.
In the United States, the FDA has linked the abortion drug mifepristone to at least 26 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.
The risks of the abortion drugs are more common than what abortion activists often claim, with as many as one in 17 women 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.
In August, a GB News investigation found a 64-percent increase in emergency calls for abortion pill complications since England began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail.