In a significant decision this week, the Albanese government has announced a significant unwinding of the protective mechanisms that safeguard Australian women when accessing abortion pills.
Last year alone there were over 30,000 babies who were killed through abortion pills at a cost of a whopping $10 million to the Australian taxpayer.
In its announcement this week, the Albanese government has eliminated the mandatory training for GPs prior to prescribing abortion pills. Under these reforms abortion pills can now be prescribed by all GPs and nurse practitioners. This is a highly concerning development as it likely means even more abortions via these dangerous pills.
In my YouTube video I use the excellent work of pro-choice feminists Renate Klein and Janice Raymond in their book, “RU486: Myths, Misconceptions and Morals” to expose the dangers of abortion pills for women. They expose how the abortion industry makes significant profits from the sale of abortion pills and the higher risks for women who choose this method of abortion.
Abortion pills have a far higher complication rate than surgical abortions. In the US over 28 women have died from abortion pills. In Australia the first woman to die was on March 19 2012 when journalist Jamie Walker reported on the death of an unnamed woman after receiving abortion pills at a Marie Stopes clinic.
The liberalisation of the regulatory regime for abortion pills in Australia means there will be more deaths here. As I explain in this short video, this is not a pro-woman decision by the Albanese government: it will leave women in remote and regional Australia very vulnerable because of their inability to access emergency care.