Underground Network Caught Shipping Massive Load of Dangerous Abortion Pills to America

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 24, 2023   |   1:25PM   |   Washington, DC

A secret group of abortion activists has been distributing dangerous abortion drugs to women – and likely their abusers – across the U.S. since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, according to a Vice News report.

Described as an “underground abortion pill network,” these abortion activists have sent out at least 20,000 abortion pills in the past six months “outside of the U.S. legal health care system,” two abortion providers told Vice.

In other words, there is no oversight, no check-ups or follow-up medical care if the mother suffers complications, no screening for abusers who want to force women and girls to abort their unborn babies, and no ultrasounds or information about the unborn baby.

Here’s more from the report:

Elisa Wells, a co-founder of Plan C, a website that provides information about how to procure abortion pills, told the outlet that “mifepristone is flowing into this country.” She also confirmed the suppliers who sent out the estimated 20,000 pills are listed on her website, though she did not share the name/names. She further confirmed to the outlet that 20,000 abortion pills had been shipped across the country.

VICE News is not the first outlet to bring attention to the covert abortion pill industry. In October of 2022, the New Yorker published an in-depth story about an underground network of women who call themselves “Pill Fairies.” Those women allegedly bring abortion pills over the Mexican border into the U.S. — “a process that requires disguises, burner phones, and encrypted messaging apps,” according to the publication.

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Christie Pitney, a licensed nurse practitioner and midwife, works with Aid Access, a European-based abortion group that sends abortion pills to women across the world, including places where killing unborn babies is illegal.

Pitney also confirmed the estimate in an interview with Vice, saying “an estimated 20,000 abortion pills were shipped between the June 2022 Roe decision and December 2022.”

That does not mean all of the abortion drugs were used – or used willingly. Some pro-abortion groups have been recommending women buy abortion drugs before they are pregnant, something the Food and Drug Administration warns is dangerous and puts women’s lives at risk.

Abusive partners, human traffickers and others also have been caught trying to force women and girls to abort their unborn babies, sometimes by slipping abortion drugs into their drinks.

Abortion drugs are dangerous and can be deadly to both mothers and unborn babies. The abortion drug mifepristone is used to abort unborn babies up to about 10 weeks of pregnancy – although some abortionists use it later. It works by blocking the hormone progesterone and basically starving the unborn baby to death. Typically, abortion groups also prescribe a second drug, misoprostol, to induce labor and expel the baby’s body.

LifeNews just reported about a 19-year-old woman in Canada who died of septic shock after taking abortion drugs. The FDA has linked mifepristone to at least 28 women’s deaths and thousands of serious complications.

Yet, pro-abortion activists claim they are helping women by providing abortion drugs to kill their unborn babies without medical supervision or proper screening for abuse.

The drug mifepristone, typically used with a second drug, misoprostol, now is used for more than half of all abortions in the U.S. every year, or nearly half a million unborn babies, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Right now, a federal judge is considering a lawsuit from four medical groups that challenges the FDA approval of mifepristone as an abortion drug. The medical organizations accused the agency of ignoring evidence of safety problems and failing to properly study the risks.

Studies indicate the risks 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.

Another new study from the University of Toronto, “Short-Term Adverse Outcomes After Mifepristone–Misoprostol Versus Procedural Induced Abortion,” published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that one in ten women who took the abortion pill had to go to the emergency room, according to Pregnancy Help News.