Pro-abortion activists gleefully took “abortion pills” in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which could result in an overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Three women, reportedly from Shout Your Abortion, could be seen in a video dressed in all black with a giant “We are taking abortion pills forever” flag draped behind them.
“Abortion! Pills! Forever!” they could be heard chanting repeatedly, along with the surrounding crowd, while smiling and raising pills in the air. All three women then pulled out water bottles and appeared to swallow what were labeled “abortion pills” on camera, receiving cheers from other pro-abortion protesters around them.
Epic action from @ShoutYrAbortion — people took abortion pills outside the Supreme Court! pic.twitter.com/kKditao6Xd
— Erin Matson (@erintothemax) December 1, 2021
While it’s not clear from the video what types of “pills” the women were actually ingesting, earlier this year, 20 members of the U.S. Senate and 71 House representatives called on the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to pull a “deadly” abortion pill from the market, noting the drug cost “more than 3.7 million preborn lives, caused 24 maternal deaths, and resulted in at least 4,195 adverse maternal reactions including hemorrhage, excruciating abdominal pain, and severe life-threatening infections.”
“Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness, and the abortion pill does not cure or prevent any disease. Nevertheless, this pill that is specifically designed and intended to kill preborn children was raced to the market, with devastating consequences,” the congressional letter added.
The particular pill the letter condemned, Mifeprex, “kills the developing child by blocking the critical pregnancy hormone progesterone,” Lila Rose and Kathi Aultman explained for The Federalist. “As the uterine lining degenerates from lack of progesterone, the preborn child dies from lack of oxygen and other essential nutrients.”
The FDA allows Mifeprex during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, even though many babies at 10 weeks can already control their fingers, are getting pain receptors in their skin, and are starting to attempt breathing movements.
Drugs like Mifeprex can be reversed by taking the hormone progesterone if it’s taken in time. But despite the ability of abortion pill reversal to save babies whose mothers regret deciding to kill them, Google had banned ads for such treatments by pro-life groups such as Live Action, leaving many women in the dark about an option that could save their children’s lives.