Abortion Pill

Hey Jane expanding its dangerous abortion pill business in New England

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Hey Jane, an organization that dispenses telemed abortion pills so that women can undergo abortions without ever leaving their homes or being seen by a doctor, has announced that it will be expanding its services in New England.

The abortion business currently services residents in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but will further expand to the other New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. All six New England states have liberal abortion laws and few protections for preborn children.

Chemical abortion via the abortion pill is now the most common abortion method. With the two-drug regimen, the mother first takes mifepristone, which blocks the naturally occurring pregnancy hormone progesterone and causes the lining of the woman’s uterus to break down, starving the baby of the nutrients he needs to survive. She later takes misoprostol, which triggers contractions and bleeding, causing her to deliver the child.

When women commit this procedure at home, without any medical oversight, they deliver the baby on their own, alone. Live Action’s I Saw My Baby campaign shares many of the heartbreaking and tragic stories of women who experienced trauma, pain, and regret after taking the abortion pill and seeing their dead child.



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The abortion pill also comes with a risk of many complications and can cause severe cramping, contractions, and heavy bleeding, as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headaches. Death is also a possible yet rare side effect. Studies have shown it to be four times more dangerous than a first-trimester surgical abortion. 

In addition, this “no-test” protocol when prescribing the abortion pill does not require the use of ultrasound, diagnostic tests, blood tests, or exams. The gestational age of the preborn child is therefore based on the woman’s “best guess,” leaving her at risk for potentially deadly complications — like ectopic pregnancy. Taking the abortion pill beyond the approved gestational limit can also increase a woman’s risk of complications.

Though virtual abortion businesses like Hey Jane tout the “no-test” protocol as patient-focused and a time-saver, it is dangerous for women to take the pill without direct doctor oversight. Studies have shown that approximately 6% who took the regimen experienced complications severe enough to require an emergency room or urgent care visit.

Though telemedicine clinics claim the service of women in rural areas as a benefit, these same women are more likely to be farther from a hospital or urgent care facility when taking the abortion pill and consequently may face more risks when complications arise. 

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