Pro-lifers are planning to fight back as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS) prepares to distribute the abortion pill on campus for the fall 2022 semester.
Students for Life of America (SFLA) told The Fix that it plans to bring better awareness about the dangers of the abortion pill (also referred to as chemical abortions) to campus.”[W]e will not let this infiltration of abortion violence go unanswered,” said Mariah McCarron, New England regional coordinator for SFLA.
“We have a very active student group on campus who will be hosting Kristan Hawkins’ speaking tour, ‘No Woman Stands Alone in The New Post-Roe America: We Don’t Need Abortion!’ in April of this year,” McCarron said.
McCarron also said that SFLA plans to spend the spring educating students on the dangers of the abortion pill, which carries the risk of significant complications, including the chances of heavy bleeding and hemorrhaging. Students taking the pill on campus would likely face these risks alone, in their dormitory bathrooms, as they actively labor to deliver their dead children. As Live Action News has previously reported, the abortion pill is reportedly four times more dangerous than a surgical abortion, and one study has shown a 500% increase in abortion-related emergency room visits over the years as a result of the abortion pill.
Despite the obvious dangers, UMASS plans to make the pill available to all students at campus health centers. This is especially troubling considering that nearly 80% of students do not have cars, according to the Boston Globe. This means that most students needing medical attention or emergency care following abortion pill use would need to use public transportation to do so.
In addition to the dangers, SFLA also hopes to educate students about the alternatives to abortion, telling them about the “Standing With You Initiative which promotes the wealth of nonviolent alternatives to abortion available to students facing unexpected pregnancies,” McCarron told The Fix.
The University’s decision to offer abortion pills on campus comes as the state of Massachusetts is currently considering legislation that would require all public universities to make the abortion pill available to students.
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