A man in Japan has been arrested after tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking mifepristone, the first chemical used in the abortion pill regimen.
On February 22, 21-year-old Jin Mimae was taken into custody for attempting abortion without consent. After being apprehended, he admitted to the charges, telling police, “I didn’t want to marry her,” according to Tokyo Reporter. He added, “Because of the current economic conditions, I did not want to raise a child.”
The victim is believed to be Mimae’s 18-year-old girlfriend, who took the pills he gave her after Mimae told her they were a treatment for a sexually-transmitted disease. At the time, she was five weeks pregnant.
According to Asahi.com, days earlier, the girl had told Mimae she had a positive pregnancy test and made an appointment with her doctor the following day. Police believe Mimae ordered mifepristone over the internet on the day of the test. Mifepristone is not an approved drug in Japan, and may not be given to another person due to potential side effects such as severe hemorrhage, Mainichi.jp reports.
At the girl’s appointment, Mimae reportedly demanded the girl get an abortion, which she refused, saying she wanted to keep the baby. Police believe he later gave her two doses of the drug under false pretenses in his brother’s apartment on September 24, 2020, four days after the doctor’s appointment.
After taking the pills, she began to feel unwell and suspected the drugs had been to induce an abortion. She reported her suspicions to local police, who found mifepristone in her blood and urine samples. In October, she suffered a miscarriage.
Mifepristone, the first pill in the abortion pill regimen, works to block the natural hormone progesterone, which helps to sustain the pregnancy and nourish the developing baby. Deprived of nutrients, the baby dies. Then the second pill, misoprostol, causes contractions and expels the deceased baby from the uterus. The risks for the woman include hemorrhage, incomplete abortion, infection, and death. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains how the abortion pill works in the video below:
If Mimae is convicted of the attempted abortion of his preborn child, he could face between six months and seven years in prison.
This is tragically not an isolated incident. Abortion businesses have financial incentives to expand access to the abortion pill. As Live Action News has previously reported, the abortion industry is grossing approximately $200 million annually from abortion pill sales as of 2020. Online do-it-yourself abortion pill businesses have been pushing the abortion pill globally, even in nations where abortion is illegal, which has proven to be dangerous for women.
In addition to causing health risks for women, the abortion pill allows sexual predators and domestic abusers to exploit women and cover their tracks. Last month, a school security guard in Omaha was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and then taking her to Planned Parenthood where he posed as her father and forced her to obtain the abortion pill. In 2018, a man who slipped the abortion pill into his girlfriend’s drink and fled the country was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison.
When a woman takes just the first dose of the abortion pill regimen, it may be possible to stop the abortion and reverse the effects of mifepristone through the use of progesterone. Anyone who has taken the first dose of the abortion pill and has changed her mind can contact Abortion Pill Rescue online or by calling 855-209-4848.
“Like” Live Action News on Facebook for more pro-life news and commentary!