Dr. Mera Shah, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, located in New York told the Associated Press that the abortion chain is seeing “an uptick in patients seeking abortions” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shah told the Associated Press that their telehealth service is in high demand. She stated that one mother even began her drug-induced abortion “at home with children running around behind her.”
“We provided a medication abortion to an EMT while she was sitting in her ambulance,” Shah said. “We provided abortion care to a mother who was at home with her children running around behind her.”
Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino explains in the video below what occurs during the first-trimester medication abortion:
According to Dr. Levatino:
“At the abortion clinic or doctor’s office, the woman takes pills which contain mifepristone, also called RU 486. RU 486 blocks the action of a hormone called progesterone. When RU 486 blocks progesterone the lining of the mother’s uterus breaks down, cutting off blood and nourishment to the baby, who then dies inside the mother’s womb. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours after taking RU 486, the woman take misoprostol… that is administered either orally or vaginally. RU 486 and misoprostol together cause severe cramping, contractions, and often heavy bleeding to force the dead baby out of the mother’s uterus. The process can be very intense and painful, and the bleeding and contractions can last from a few hours to several days. While she could lose her baby anytime and anywhere during this process, the woman will often sit on a toilet as she prepares to expel the child, which she will then flush.”
Live Action News noted that the number of complications and fatalities is likely much higher than that due to the fact that only about half of the states are required to report complications resulting from RU 486.
Reporting abortion complications is something people don’t often think about — and therefore, when the public hears from the abortion industry claiming medication abortion is “safe,” they may not even question: “Who’s doing the studies that claim this kind of abortion is safe? Who’s funding those studies?” and “Who’s reporting complications when things go wrong?” According to Planned Parenthood’s former research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, as of July 1, 2018, only 27 states require reporting of abortion complications — from anytype of abortion. So who’s keeping track?
That’s the problem. Some states keep track, some don’t. Some abortion providers report, some don’t. And women (and their children) are ultimately the ones paying for it.
And now, Planned Parenthood just announced that they are expanding telehealth amid the Coronavirus outbreak, stating that this will provide women with access to medication abortions.
Randall O’Bannon, Ph.D., director of education and research for NRLC, recently explained other problems with webcam abortions:
The mail delivery option would supposedly keep her from being exposed to the virus by traveling outside of her home or visiting a medical facility.
It would, however, mean a woman undergoing a painful, bloody, potentially dangerous abortion by herself at a time when emergency medical help is stretched thin and perhaps unavailable. Women undergoing chemical abortions have bled to death or died from infections. Others have died when undetected ectopic pregnancies ruptured.
According to Lifenews, currently 18 states prohibit webcam abortions because they are dangerous, and several others are considering bills this spring to do the same.
Women do not need to abort their unborn babies to be healthy. The only thing “essential” about an abortion is the guarantee of a dead baby. Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and abortion facilities that continue to operate during the pandemic are being “medically irresponsible.”
However, abortion activists have been pressuring the FDA for weeks to loosen restrictions on abortion drugs, a move that could lead to more dead unborn babies and hurting mothers. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren also sent a letter to the FDA this week urging it to loosen abortion restrictions because of the pandemic.
This new “feature” is nothing to be celebrated. Medication abortions are risky and the use of the abortion drug mifepristone has been linked to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications.