Abby Johnson criticized the Biden administration Thursday for allowing dangerous at-home abortions that leave women on their own to suffer and decide if they should flush their aborted child’s body down the toilet.
A former Planned Parenthood leader turned pro-life advocate, Johnson spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, about the recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get rid of safety regulations for the abortion drug mifepristone, according to The Christian Post. Now, abortion drugs may be sold through the mail or a pharmacy and taken at home without ever seeing a doctor.
“We have created abortion facilities in every woman’s home across the country,” Johnson said.
The Biden administration’s actions put women’s and unborn babies’ safety and well-being at risk, she continued. Now, mothers are passing their aborted babies’ bodies at home, sometimes seeing a “fully-formed baby” in the toilet, Johnson said, according to the report.
“And then they’re going to have to make a decision,” she said. “What do I do with this fully-formed baby? What do I do with this child? Do I scoop the child out of the toilet? Do I take the child to be buried? Do I flush my child down the toilet?”
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.
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Because a doctor’s visit is no longer required, women have to estimate the age of their unborn baby on their own. As a result, there have been reports of second-trimester babies being born alive at home and dying in front of their shocked, traumatized mothers.
One, a teenager named “Savannah,” said she thought she was less than eight weeks pregnant when she bought abortion pills through the mail from a well-known British abortion chain. She actually was about 20 weeks, and her baby was born alive at home – an experience that left her traumatized and heartbroken.
“If they scanned me and I knew that I was that far gone, then I would have had him,” Savannah said.
Recently, OB-GYNs have reported hearing from many distraught women like Savannah who realized too late that their unborn baby was not just a “clump of cells.”
Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs told Aleteia about women calling their doctors and 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.”
Even Aid Access, a European-based abortion group that sends abortion drugs through the mail all across the world, sometimes illegally, admits on its website that mothers “might see the embryo” and it “can be distressing.”
The FDA changes also pose risks to women’s lives and health and increase the risk of forced and coerced abortions.
Johnson said women could hemorrhage alone in their bathroom and die along with their unborn child because there no longer is any medical supervision, the report continues.
She pointed to a 2009 study that found the complication rate for abortion drugs is four times higher than for surgical abortions. At-home abortions likely increase the risks even more, but the evidence is difficult to obtain because the abortions are unsupervised, she said.
LifeNews just reported about a 19-year-old woman in Canada who died after taking abortion drugs. The FDA has linked mifepristone to at least 28 women’s deaths and thousands of serious complications.
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.
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.