In the midst of these uncertain times, the fight for life persists! We at Ohio Right to Life have been hard at work, tirelessly advocating for the protection of the most vulnerable in our society. Check out this week’s Pro-Life Update!
Planned Parenthood Removes Margaret Sanger’s Name from Manhattan Abortion Facility
On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced they would be taking Margaret Sanger’s name off of their Manhattan facility. This decision comes after recent allegations of racism and discriminatory behavior in the Planned Parenthood affiliate’s leadership and decades of the pro-life movement calling for the abortion giant to acknowledge the racist legacy of their founder.
Sanger, who founded what would become Planned Parenthood in 1921, was an open supporter of eugenics, and herself believed that anyone deemed “inferior” should be kept from having children. Those that Sanger categorized as “inferior” included those in the Black community, those struggling with poverty, and those with special needs. Throughout her life, Sanger worked to implement her racist and discriminatory views by targeting minorities for birth control and forced sterilizations, and even spoke to the women’s branch of the Klu Klux Klan.
Although Sanger’s name may have been removed from a Planned Parenthood facility, her eugenicist vision is still perpetuated by Planned Parenthood’s blant targeting of communities of color for abortion. In fact, a 2012 study found that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance of a minority community. Every day at their abortion facilities across the nation, Planned Parenthood continues to dehumanize and devalue the lives of those they deem “inferior,” especially unborn Black babies. And for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, no amount of rebranding will be able to cover up the fact that in New York City, more black babies are aborted than born.
Federal Judge Rules Dangerous Abortion Drugs Can Be Dispensed Remotely
Last week, a federal judge, citing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, struck down a vital safety guideline which required an in-person doctor’s visit for women undergoing chemical abortions. This guideline is a part of the REMS or Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies placed on the abortion pill by the FDA to protect women from being put at further risk from the drug’s potentially fatal complications.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis opened the door for the abortion industry to push the roll back of these vital safeguards in the name of streamlining “healthcare” access during the pandemic, regardless of the fact that countless women and unborn babies’ lives have been endangered by the move. As the abortion industry has been forced to shift their focus from surgical abortions to chemical ones due to a swath of pro-life legislative victories and dropping abortion rates, they have been actively pushing for various forms telemed abortion and other virtual options which are both more lucrative and more dangerous.
Since the abortion pill was legalized in the U.S. in 2000, twenty-four women have died from the drug, which can cause women to bleed to death or, if it fails, become infected internally. As the abortion industry continues to prioritize their bottom line over human lives during these unprecedented times, their motivations have only become more clear. To them, it is abortion, and not the health and safety of vulnerable women and their unborn children, that must be protected.
Today, Ohio Right to Life is releasing the final episode in our special series of The Pro-Life Ohio Podcast, “The Push for the Abortion Pill.” This multi-episode special edition focuses on the spread of chemical abortions and how the abortion industry is pushing these dangerous drugs on vulnerable women in more ways than ever before.
In this week’s episode, The Push for the Abortion Pill Pt. 4, Ohio Right to Life’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Jessica Warner, talks with podcast host Allie Frazier about what efforts are being made here in Ohio combat the abortion industry’s push to expand the dangerous abortion pill regime.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 40 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.