Progressive Jewish magazine promotes do-it-yourself abortions | 1/16/2020 | Staff
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A progressive secular Jewish magazine published an article this month instructing women on how to perform do-it-yourself abortions.

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Jewish Currents magazine published the article titled "How to Give Yourself an Abortion" that includes illustrations first published in its fall 2019 issue. The article uses gender-neutral terms as it suggests that attempting to abortion one's baby at home is a safe and simple procedure.

"For as long as people have gotten pregnant, people have given themselves abortions," the article begins.

Author - Disclaimer - Women - Abortion - Article

Although the author added a disclaimer saying she wasn't encouraging women to endanger themselves by attempting to perform their own abortion, the article details a variety of methods women have used throughout the centuries in an attempt to kill their unborn child.

"In 2020, however, the safest way to perform a self-managed abortion is with pills — usually some variation of the same ones administered at doctors’ offices," the article insists.

Obstetricians - Abortion - Pills - Year - Food

Obstetricians worldwide have warned against buying abortion pills online. And last year, the Food & Drug Administration banned online sales of abortion pills.

In a medical abortion, women are given two drugs: mifepristone or RU-486, and misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking the effects of the natural pregnancy hormone progesterone. Misoprostol induces contractions and a miscarriage.

Sue - Turner - Director - Physicians - Life

Sue Turner, director of Physicians for Life, told The Christian Post that there are many websites that encourage women to take misoprostol to induce an abortion.

“I shudder to think what happens to her and what she goes through in that process because in about 30 minutes she starts having horrific contractions. And women can die. If the cervix doesn’t open it can cause all kinds of horrible problems for her,” she said.

Mifepristone - US - FDA - Protocol - Weeks

When mifepristone first came out, the U.S. FDA had a protocol for it to be used through seven weeks, or...
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