A proverbial sigh of relief could be heard and felt across the Nation when the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade. Despite this enormous victory in the pro-life arena, the fight is not over. There remains a war on the sanctity of life, for both mothers and babies, as the abortion pill availability and use continues to rise at alarming levels, regardless of the emotional and physical aftermath left for a mother to bear alone.
A judge in the Northern District of Texas has waged war against the abortion pill, also known as the chemical abortion process. On April 7th Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled in favor of the Alliance Defending Freedom group to reverse the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, the first component in the drug cocktail used to kill babies in more than 50 percent of abortions in the United States.
Kacsmaryk’s ruling didn’t stop the production or access to the abortion pill, as the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of action for the time being. However, it has gotten the attention of legal and medical entities across America, reminding Planned Parenthood that the fight to save the lives of babies and spare the hearts of mothers is in full force.
PreBorn! Founder and President, Dan Steiner, shared his thoughts on the matter on the Ben Shapiro Show this past month.
Battle Waged Against the FDA
According to Steiner, an injunction has been filed against the FDA, stating that the FDA did not do its due diligence in researching the potential risks to mothers who undertake the chemical abortion process.
“The FDA did not properly vet the risk to women. They neglected their statutory duty of evaluating the complications and the risks,” Steiner shared on the Ben Shapiro show. “They just pushed it through politically. They’re playing pickleball with women’s health with this abortion pill.”
The outcome of the injunction should come back by May 17th; however, months of appeals are expected following the release of the injunction outcome.
What Is the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill, also known as a chemical abortion, is a two-part process used to terminate the life of a baby through oral application of a lethal pill cocktail. Expectant mothers within the first 10 weeks of their pregnancy begin the abortion process by taking the first pill, mifepristone.
This pill blocks the hormone that creates progesterone in the mother’s body, creating an unstable living environment for the baby in the mother’s uterus. Without this hormone, the lining of the uterus begins to break down, making it impossible for the baby to survive in utero.
Approximately 24-48 hours after the expectant mother begins the progesterone-blocking portion of the chemical abortion process, she then takes the second part of the lethal cocktail, misoprostol. This pill causes the mother’s uterus to contract, forcing her body into a miscarriage. The mother will experience pain and heavy bleeding as she passes the body of her dead baby to complete the chemical abortion.
Abortion Pill Risks
Abortionists casually equate the abortion pill process to the simplicity of taking a pill to get rid of a headache. The truth, the scars run much deeper and the risks are much higher than pro-choice advocates are willing to share.
“They (mothers) are coming into our Cinics with their babies wrapped in wash clothes, not knowing what they are going to do with the baby’s body. It’s traumatic psychologically on the woman,” Steiner shared. “This is very dangerous to women, in a host of ways, but that’s not mentioned. It’s abortion rights and they say that abortion is healthcare, when in fact, the FDA did overreach. Pregnancy is not a disease that they had to rule about in the first place.”
According to Steiner, some reports indicate that 1 out of every 10 women that take the abortion pill end up in the emergency room, suffering with a chemical abortion complication. This isn’t surprising, as the deadly cocktail is accessible via the telehealth platform and received by mail order, with no doctors or nurses involved in the process.
Additional risks associated with the abortion pill include hemorrhaging, life-threatening infections, emotional trauma, and of course, the imminent death of the baby.
PreBorn!’s Abortion Strategy
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some states have declared themselves as abortion sanctuary states and abortion trafficking has increased tremendously. Despite the effort of Planned Parenthood to continue the killing of babies in these states, PreBorn! has met and exceeded those efforts with strengthened life-saving resources.
“We have Clinics that are in those areas where women can be given the truth about their baby. We reach the women before abortionists do and send them to our destination Clinics in these abortion sanctuary states,” Steiner said. “If we can get her in front of an ultrasound, so that she sees the baby in her womb, the close encounter of the best kind – those pictures are worth more than a thousand words, she will choose life most of the time.”
Steiner also shared about the multiple resources PreBorn! offers for mothers and babies, including medical support, maternity clothes, baby clothes, cribs, car seats, doctors visits, and additional resources — all at no cost to the mother.
Steiner shared that these pro-life efforts have saved the lives of over 53,000 babies in 2022 alone, which would have been an extra $26 million in the pockets of abortionists, had the abortions taken place.
How You Can Help
Every person is equipped in some way to fight this battle on their own front and in their own way. No one in the pro-life movement is without a weapon to be yielded. You are more than able to help win the war on life — God has positioned you and equipped you for such a time as this. And friend, the time has never been more dire.
Support on the Political Front
The political battlefield is an important and necessary one. You can help support pro-life in many ways, including:
- Placing calls to your local senators and congressmen, urging them not to fall into the abortion industry’s push to legalize abortion.
- Encourage the Republican party in your area to invest in pro-life efforts in the polls.
- Take a firm stand politically on this topic and encourage your network of friends, family, and community members to do the same.
Support on the Day-to-Day Front
There are a great number of ways you can save the lives of babies in your ordinary, every-day life. It’s important to remember, no action is too small to make when it comes to saving lives. Here are ways you can help where you are, with what you have:
- Support local Clinics and organizations that are reaching women on a practical basis every hour of every day
- Support with volunteer work
- Support by arranging a diaper drive
- Support with financial donations
- Encourage your family, friends, and community to support Clinics and organizations on the front lines of this battle
The battle is raging and there simply is no time to sit by and wait for another to answer the call to take a firm stand on the sanctity of life.
Now is the time. Abortionists will not back down and they continue trying new ways to kill the most innocent among us. It is important that those who stand with God, for life, stand even stronger.
“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (KJV)