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The Abortion Pill on Campus
Sarah Zarr | 18 March 2021
Students for Life Action has grave concerns about the Chemical Abortion Pill crisis that is sweeping America, now ending lives in more than 40 percent of all abortions, with higher complication rates than surgical abortions. Sometimes women receive their abortion pills privately and without anybody knowing. If there are any complications such as hemorrhaging, women will not know that it is not normal, not receive the life-saving care they need, and die.
Texas legislators are currently discussing passing Senate Bill 394 to enact regulations on Chemical Abortion by providing much-needed protections from the deadly distribution of these life-ending drugs.
I work with college students, and this directly affects them because the abortion industry wants to sell chemical abortions to them. They are their target market, but the hundreds of students I work with do not want what they are selling. There are students I work with other states that have seen chemical abortion become mandated on their campuses. I am personally afraid to see college campuses and dorm rooms become the next abortion facilities. They are making it an unsafe learning environment for students. This bill can help prevent that from happening by putting regulations in place to protect children and protect women.
The abortion industry is predatory and exposes young girls to Chemical Abortion Pill sales where they spend a large portion of their time: at school and on their phones.
During the Covid-19 crisis, Planned Parenthood announced that it would have the capacity to do "telehealth services" in all 50 states… meaning that every phone can facilitate an abortion vendor, capable of distributing deadly Chemical Abortion pills … if the federal FDA regulations fall without being replaced with high medical standards. This puts dangerous abortion-inducing drugs at the fingertips of young girls through apps and text messages to get the pill without any parental help or medical care.
In some cases, chemical abortions are accessible by text message. Vulnerable middle schoolers could order these. Male abusers can order these.
This kind of anonymous purchase allows sex abusers and traffickers to get the pills, slip them into the food or drink of unsuspecting women, and continue their abuse with less chance of getting caught. Chemical Abortion Pills literally destroy the evidence of abusers' crimes — the children they fathered. Preventing the distribution of abortion pills on the phone or online will stop a new, deadly, and wide-spreading network that is fatal to children and exceedingly harmful to women.
A poll of what is considered to be the most pro-abortion generation registered Millennial and Gen Z voters, published by the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, showed that young people support requiring the in-person purchase of deadly Chemical Abortion Pills to prevent abusers from anonymously buying them online to slip to women without their consent.
Millennials and Gen Z supported testing before Chemical Abortion and follow-up after; these are crucial in preventing serious and even life-threatening side-effects from the drug.
Millennials and Gen Z said they were more likely to vote for a legislator who supported Chemical Abortion Pill regulation after learning more about it. The culture is speaking, and it would be wise for our political representatives to listen and see that the culture wants these protections in place.
We must stand for strong protections against deadly abuses and misuses of Chemical Abortion Pills. We need to prevent the dorm room from being an abortion facility. Protect young girls from predators and unsafe pills they can order at their fingertips or be sent from predators. Senate Bill 394 is a way to make this happen in the state of Texas.
Students for Life of America
Regional Coordinator, Texas