Prior to Roe v Wade, perhaps the most popular argument for legalising abortion was that women’s safety demanded avoiding the dreaded “back alley abortion”. In untrained hands, the unregulated procedure was just too dangerous for women.
Now, as non-surgical, chemical abortion becomes more common, abortion rights activists hunger for a future where women and girls self-administer and self-manage their own abortions – without any medical assistance or oversight.
In their rush to sweep away every obstacle between a pregnant woman and a termination, Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion lobby now seek to do away with the safety regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which would open the door to online black-market pill networks that operate illegally but with near impunity. Their new goal? In the words of a recent New York Times opinion piece, “Abortion Pills Should Be Everywhere”.