Abortion Pill

Montana Planned Parenthood resumes giving abortion pills to out-of-state clients

Montana Planned Parenthood facilities have announced that they will resume committing chemical abortions on out-of-state patients. The abortion giant had previously declared that it would stop abortion pill distribution to these patients for fear of possible prosecution, but an executive order set forth by the Biden administration reassured them that they would be protected in committing these abortions.

“Planned Parenthood is now doing medication abortion for patients who are from out of state, based on continued analysis of the legal landscape,” said Planned Parenthood of Montana CEO Martha Fuller. “Medication abortion, as well as in-clinic abortion, is available to all patients,” she added in a statement. “No matter what, Planned Parenthood of Montana will do whatever we can to protect patients, providers, and health center staff. Access to abortion in Montana remains constitutionally protected and is available.”

Fuller noted that it was Biden’s August 3 executive order, which specifically protects women who travel for abortion, that convinced the abortion business to change its mind.

“The Executive Order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider action to advance access to reproductive healthcare services, including through Medicaid for patients who travel out of state for reproductive healthcare services,” reads the order. “This directive is in line with the President and the Attorney General’s clear statements on the Administration’s commitment to defending the bedrock right to travel across state lines to seek reproductive healthcare in states where those services remain legal.”

 

READ: Abortion businesses who give abortion pill to out-of-state clients could face legal trouble

The abortion pill procedure is actually a two-step process that takes several days and is often completed outside the abortion facility. The woman first takes mifepristone, which blocks the pregnancy hormone progesterone, cutting off life-sustaining nutrients to the preborn baby. Some time later (typically 24-48 hours), the woman takes misoprostol, which causes the uterus to contract and expel the baby. Chemical abortions can come with a myriad of complications, including severe cramping, contractions, and heavy bleeding, as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headaches. Some women have died, due to infection or an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.

Currently, Montana only restricts abortion after the point of viability, typically considered to be 24 weeks. A number of other restrictions have been blocked by the courts.

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