Montana Planned Parenthood resumes giving abortion pills to out-of-state clients
(live action) Montana Planned Parenthood facilities have announced they will resume performing chemical abortions on out-of-state patients. The abortion giant previously said it would stop distributing abortion pills to these patients for fear of possible lawsuits, but an executive order issued by the Biden administration reassured them that they would be protected by committing these abortions.
“Planned Parenthood now performs medical abortion for out-of-state patients, based on ongoing analysis of the legal landscape,” said Martha Fuller, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana. “Medical abortion, as well as in-clinic abortion, is available to all patients,” she added in a statement. “No matter what, Planned Parenthood of Montana will do everything in its power to protect patients, providers, and health center staff. Access to abortion in Montana remains constitutionally protected and available.
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Fuller noted that he was [President Joe] Biden’s August 3 Executive Decreewhich specifically protects women traveling for abortions, which convinced the abortion industry to change its mind.
“The executive order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider steps to advance access to reproductive health services, including through Medicaid for patients who travel out of state for services reproductive health,” reads the order. “This directive is consistent with clear statements by the President and Attorney General of the administration’s commitment to upholding the fundamental right to cross state lines to seek reproductive health care in states where such services remain legal.”
Tweet this: Planned Parenthood of Montana said it cited Joe Biden’s August 3 executive order in its reasoning to resume chemical abortion for out-of-state women
The abortion pill procedure is actually a two-step process that takes several days and often takes place outside of the abortion center. The woman first takes mifepristone, which blocks the pregnancy hormone progesterone, cutting off essential nutrients for the life of the unborn baby. Some time later (usually 24 to 48 hours), the woman takes misoprostol, which causes the uterus to contract and the baby to come out. Chemical abortions can cause a myriad of complications, including severe cramping, contractions, and heavy bleeding, as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headaches. Some women is deaddue to infection or undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.
Currently, Montana only restricts abortion after the viability point, generally considered to be 24 weeks. A number of other restrictions have been blocked by justice.
Editor’s note: This article was published by Live Action News and is reprinted with permission. Heartbeat International operates the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) and Pregnancy Help News.