Abortion Pill

Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Since the Supreme Court has removed a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, the only remaining method to terminate a pregnancy is to use drugs. Mifepristone has been medically approved for years and is a legal drug. If that drug is outlawed, a woman has nowhere to turn.

The last time all medically safe options were illegal, women resorted to “garage abortions,” often resulting in sterilization, infection and hemorrhaging to death.

Those who oppose abortion for religious reasons have that freedom, but they do not have the right to force their beliefs on those who worship God differently.

Men dominate the legislatures. They do not comprehend what a woman feels when she has unintentionally become pregnant, and for physical, emotional or financial reasons cannot have a child.

The drug Viagra is essential for some men to have sex and have children. How would they feel if the Supreme Court ruled that that drug and all like it were illegal? If Mifepristone and all drugs like it are illegal, then Viagra and all drugs like it should also be illegal.

This nation is the first in history to guarantee personal freedom. There is no greater freedom for a man or woman than deciding what to do with his or her own body.

Europe has found a successful compromise permitting a woman the uninterrupted right to an abortion in the first 15 weeks. Let’s compromise together and do the same throughout the U.S.A.


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