The abortion pill appears to be the next frontier for the abortion industry. It’s an easy, quick way to get women in and out of the facility, leaving them to deal with any complications on their own. The industry’s next push is for allowing dangerous at-home, DIY abortions. There is much to learn about the abortion pill, its effects, its history, and more. A new Live Action playlist serves a reference guide of sorts on what everyone should know about the abortion pill.
One of Live Action’s Abortion Procedures series, this video explains how medication abortions are carried out. Narrated by Dr. Anthony Levatino, the video uses non-graphic animated imagery to educate about this abortion procedure.
This video explains how abortion pills work, as well as how they are able to harm women. There have been thousands of cases of adverse effects reported from taking abortion pills, as well as numerous deaths. As the video makes clear, the FDA currently requires women to see a doctor before obtaining abortion pills. This is to lessen the risk to women, because it’s important that the pregnancy is accurately dated before taking the pills, or to ensure the woman does not have an ectopic or extra-uterine pregnancy. If there are complications, a doctor needs to be available to intervene if necessary. If existing safeguards are removed, the number of women who are injured or killed from medication abortions will surely rise.
How was the abortion pill created? This video explains. After explaining how the abortion pill works, viewers learn the history of the medication abortion regimen. In 1980, RU-486 was created by French pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf, a subsidiary of Hoescht AG, the company that created Zyklon B, the gas used to kill Jews and other victims of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Initially, the pill was not marketed in the United States. This video explains how it got here.
As the medication abortion regimen involves two pills, there is an opportunity for women who regret beginning the abortion process to undergo an abortion pill reversal. Developed as an antidote to mifepristone, the first step in the abortion pill process, women seeking reversal visit a health care provider in the abortion pill reversal network. The mother is given progesterone, enough to outweigh the mifepristone, which blocks progesterone from reaching the preborn child, starving him of oxygen and nutrition. The abortion industry, unsurprisingly, opposes this. But if the goal is truly to give women the ability to make a choice for themselves, then this should be something they support.
This video likewise features Dr. Anthony Levatino, explaining what women need to know about abortion pills. Levatino explains that chemical abortions are distinctly different from surgical abortions, because the regimen comes with such heavy side effects. He also pointed out that the FDA has only approved RU-486 up to seven weeks after the last period; however, abortionists commonly use it off-label up to nine weeks afterwards. The problem with this is that the further along in the pregnancy a woman is, the higher the failure rate becomes — meaning women may go through the pain and suffering of a medication abortion, only to need to undergo a surgical abortion anyway.
A mandate in California requires that the abortion pill must be dispensed on state college campuses. It is still not yet known if students will be given an ultrasound before receiving the abortion pills, meaning their lives could potentially be in danger if they have undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies. Students will also be forced to go through the abortion pill process alone, bleeding and in pain, in their dorm rooms, without medical supervision. Some students will even be able to see the body of their baby, and be forced to dispose of it themselves, which would be traumatizing. There have been adverse side effects from medication abortions reported, including hemorrhaging, infection, and death. It’s estimated that 15-75 students each and every month will need follow-up surgery after having complications.
One of the entries in Live Action’s “Pro-Life Replies” series, this video tackles the question of when life begins. Tara Sander Lee, a molecular geneticist and Director of Life Sciences for the Charlotte Lozier Institute, gives a scientific response to the argument that no one can really determine when life begins. By reasoning that a preborn child is not yet truly alive, or not a human being, people can argue that abortion is acceptable.
But as pointed out in this video, this is false. It is a scientific certainty that life begins at fertilization. At the moment of fertilization, a new, genetically distinct human being has come into existence. This preborn child has their own unique DNA, with gender, ethnicity, hair color, eye color, and other traits already determined — just in that one moment. This genetic blueprint remains the same for the child’s entire life.
Similar to the “Week By Week” video, this video shows the undeniable humanity of the preborn, beginning at the moment of fertilization. The process of fertilization and development is described, from the first time the cell begins to divide, to when the blastocyst adheres to the uterus, and when the embryo forms and has a beating heart. Details of behavioral development are also outlined.
It is during this crucial first trimester period that most women undergo chemical abortions.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion organization in the country, so it’s no surprise they’re invested in describing abortions in less-than-accurate terms. The same is true for medication abortions, as this video shows. In Planned Parenthood’s explanation of the abortion pill regimen, there’s a noticeable lack of detail about what happens to the baby; it’s blithely described as one pill blocking progesterone while another empties your uterus — all while bright, cheerful music plays in the background.
Also noticeably missing from Planned Parenthood’s description of medication abortions are the potential side effects. Women have died from taking abortion pills, and many others face adverse complications, such as hemorrhaging, painful cramping, and vomiting.
The last video on the playlist also discusses California’s decision to dispense the abortion pill on college campuses. The video explains what women will experience, as well as what will happen to their babies, including the potential side effects. These include heavy bleeding, painful cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, and even potentially death. If the woman has an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy or suffers an infection, she could need emergency medical interventions, which campus health centers are not equipped to give.
University officials have agreed that they are not able to handle the risks or complications that come with committing abortions on campus, yet lawmakers steamrolled over those concerns, mandating that it happens anyway. This shows that, once again, the abortion industry isn’t acting out of the best interests of women. It’s about abortion on as large a scale as possible, even if it means more women will be injured or killed in the process.
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