Well over half of abortions in the United States now take place via RU-486, the so-called abortion pill. This percentage was likely to increase before the Dobbs decision, but with many states now doing more to protect prenatal justice by restricting abortion, the turn toward abortion via pill will almost certainly become even more dramatic. And sinister.
An October 2022 Washington Post story reported on the underground networks forming to get women abortion pills with little-or-no medical oversight. One “abortion doula,” for instance, apparently uses text messages to counsel women who are sent these dangerous drugs via such networks on how to take them.
These networks often distribute the abortion pill several weeks after the FDA limit of 10 weeks of gestation, making the fact that a baby is killed in this process harder for more women to ignore. As even an abortion doula quoted in the Post story acknowledged, “I try to emotionally prepare them and say, ‘It’s going to look like a baby.’ ”
Significantly, because such abortions are now illegal in some states, women using these services must “figure out how to surreptitiously dispose of the remains.” The abortion doula said she “often sends a small amount of acid so the client can dissolve some of the fetus, and bury whatever is left.”
Some pharmacies, like Walgreens, will offer the abortion pill in some states — but will not in other states where it is illegal or otherwise unwelcome. That has provoked a significant backlash, including from Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, who has vowed not to renew the state’s $54 million contract with Walgreens. “California is on track to be the fourth largest economy in the world,” Newsom said, “and we will leverage our market power to defend the right to choose.”
But CVS, the country’s largest pharmacy chain, has not made such a pledge. That raises questions about whether they have caved (or will cave) to financial pressure from abortion extremists.
This itself should be enough for pro-life organizations to reconsider their relationships with companies like CVS/Caremark. But it’s not an isolated episode.
Full story at Angelus News.