Abortion activists have soared to a new level of disgusting: promoting step-by-step instructions on how to self-induce abortion, and encouraging women to lie to their doctors about it.
It’s called “Women on Web,” and they’ll even ship abortion pills to you if the procedure is not legal where you live. If a woman experiences problems during the chemical abortion, the site explains “You do not have to tell the medical staff that you tried to induce an abortion; you can tell them that you had a spontaneous miscarriage… The symptoms of a miscarriage and an abortion with pills are exactly the same and the doctor will not be able to see or test for any evidence of an abortion, as long as the pills have completely dissolved.” It’s not just that this is all an illegal act—it’s incredibly dangerous for women.
According to their Facebook page,”Women on Waves,” they “fight for women’s right and access to safe and legal abortions worldwide…to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world.”
Let’s get this straightened out. This organization, directed by a woman named Rebecca Gomperts (and claims she’s a doctor), states its mission is founded on a desire to protect women’s lives. However, they encourage women to illegally obtain the powerful drug Misoprostol, promote instructions on how to self-induce abortions, and encourage women to lie to their doctors about it if they encounter a problem. That doesn’t sound pro-women’s-lives.
To obtain the abortion pills, Women on Wave’s Facebook page tells women to “go to the pharmacy, buy 12 tablets of Misoprostol. (say it is for your grandmother with arthritis).” After explaining step-by-step how to ingest the pills, the page warns that if women experience complications, “you have to go to the doctor (you can say you had a miscarriage).” The image depicting these instructions can be found here.
It seems like abortion-rights groups are at odds with each other over the issue of self-abortion. Even ardently pro-abortion rights groups like the National Abortion Federation denounce attempting to self-abort, stating that doing so “can be very dangerous to your life…You may injure yourself or die if you attempt to self-abort.” And, as Live Action blogger Kristen Walker explains, other groups like the RH Reality Check have no problem with self-abortion, either.
It’s hard to believe that this “Women on Waves” and other advocates of self-abortion are actually worried about women’s lives and rights when they suggest methods of illegally obtaining powerful medication, ingesting it without a doctor’s knowledge, and lying to the doctor about their actions if complications arise. So much for the stale “safe, legal and rare” platitude. Women on Waves is zero for three on that one— and they seriously want us to believe that they’re motivated to protect women?