During these past months, going out and about was discouraged, and working or schooling from home became the norm. Encouraged by many government and health groups, home-based and home-preformed actions hit their stride.

Unfortunately, this brought to light many more home and self-preformed abortions, done without any medical input or supervision via pills obtained online. Promoted by some as “Do It Yourself” private pregnancy management, the deadly decisions take place in a woman’s personal home. But in the final step, the embryo’s ending could also occur in a car, bus, sidewalk or wherever she happened to when the pill suddenly took full effect. Along with often sharp uterine spasms and contractions, along with the human egg will come her uterine lining and much blood, more so than giving natural birth. And often the woman is left painfully laying flat, at the least.

So-called chemical abortions through high-dose hormones or other pills made up 40% of all U.S. abortions even before the Novel Corona Virus hit and we were encouraged to stay home. But partly because of this, along with increased tele-medicine and fear of entering doctor’s waiting rooms or clinics, the rates of these home abortions “has soared”, said one website pill vendor. Of course, it is great for their “pharmaceutical” business, if not the clients.

These pills are intended to be monitored in our country, meaning a newly pregnant women must see a medical practitioner and get a prescription for the pill or pills, and some sort of follow up after she ingests it at home.

Many women choose to take a private approach, ordering the pills from web-sites based in other countries, operating illegally from the internet. Lately, you can find about eight sites selling these chemicals, and only one among them includes a supervising doctor, and she is overseas, as are the vendors.

That leaves these clients alone to take the pills, and suffer the induced abortion. “Many women don’t know what they’re getting themselves into,” noted Christian apologist/evangelist Ken Ham in his April 9th blog from his “Answers in Genesis” site. http://answersingenesis.org/culure/british-goverment-aims-to-save-lives-while-pushing-unborn-baby-killing//

Not only is there no medical supervision from most suppliers, there may be little to no information or instructions sent along with the pills. The possible side effects and risks of each chemical method are significant and some are lifelong.

With each type of chemical (and surgical) abortion method, there are a number of side effects and can be significant risks for the woman. For the tiny embryo, slow starvation occurs as the pills blocks all nourishment and oxygen until he or she dies. The second stage induces contractions similar to live birthing as the dead embryo or fetus is expelled…except the chemical process also causes more blood to be spilled out, along with the woman’s entire uterine lining. The pain and spasms can be more intense, and a woman may experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, headaches, and less frequently infection which can lead to sepsis and organ damage.

If the pregnancy is ectopic (in her fallopian tube) which women don’t know without medical diagnosis or an ultrasound scan – now available onsite at Fremont’s Life Choices facility – dangers rise dramatically. Chemical abortifacients raise the risk of the tube bursting, internal hemorrhaging,and without surgical intervention, death. Long-term risks may raise the chance of future babies being born prematurely, if a woman decides to start a family in future years.

Most well known and used may be the RU-486 “abortion pill”, which has a fair failure rate of between 8 and 23% – depending on the days from conception – considering the side effects and risks it entails. They include heavy bleeding, possible infections, and more complicated ectopic results.

In all methods, if any part of the embryo or fetus remains inside the uterus, infection becomes likely and medical follow-up is needed to totally empty the organ. Such scraping also carries its own risks.

On a positive note, Fremont Life Choices has excellent resources, and full color magazines and brochures form CareNet, under whose umbrella they operate. One of them has 79 reference sources listed, and some of this information is taken from there. These materials are given to any client who is considering any abortion.

Pregnant women probably don’t buy steaks from a stranger with an out-of-state license on his meat-mobile, or buy a car sight unseen from a Craigslist ad.

Which is why local groups, like Life Choices, are here to help. For any stage. Freely!