Dr. Daniel Grossman, an abortionist leading the charge to expand access to the abortion pill, recently suggested that emergency doctors should avoid documenting abortion pill complications to hide information from law enforcement in a potentially post-Roe environment.
The stunning suggestion was published by Salon in an article by noted pro-abortion writer Amanda Marcotte, titled, “When SCOTUS guts Roe: The covert plan to provide abortion pills on demand – and avoid prosecution.”
“Historians of the pre-Roe era warn that the dangers of being caught and prosecuted are likely to be much more significant in the post-Roe era. Antis are much more militant these days, and phones/internet make it easier for law enforcement to surveil people,” Marcotte wrote in a Twitter thread about her article.
Should the Supreme Court gut Roe and turn the decision to regulate and/or ban abortion back to the states, Marcotte claims that “some activists are betting on the [abortion] pills as a way for abortion to not just be physically safe, but safe from law enforcement.”
“Past images of the coathanger or the back alley abortionist could very well be replaced in the near future with pictures of a brown paper package purchased discreetly online — either from overseas pharmacies or, possibly, states where abortion will still be legal. This goes a long way to explain the right’s interest in creating an army of snitches who will turn in their neighbors and friends for a $10,000 reward,” Marcotte also wrote.
Doctoring medical records to thwart law enforcement
Grossman, who recently advocated for the idea of shipping women (or teens) abortion pills in advance of a verified pregnancy, suggested to Marcotte that it would be helpful to instruct emergency room doctors what to (or not to) document in a medical record to “protect patients” from potential prosecution in states that might ban abortion or restrict access to the abortion pill.