Dangerous, illegal pro-abortion group
Pro-lifers are trying to warn women about the dangers of turning to an organization called Women on Waves that advises women on how to obtain RU-486 and go through a self-abortion without medical advice or assistance. The organization's site explains, "You do not have to tell the medical staff that you tried to induce an abortion. The symptoms of a miscarriage and an abortion with pills are exactly the same, and the doctor will not be able to see or test for any evidence of an abortion, as long as the pills have completely dissolved."
Women on Waves, directed by Rebecca Gomperts, is the same group that set up an abortion facility on a boat and sailed to provide abortions offshore to countries where abortion is either illegal or limited. Since that floating abortuary sank off the coast of a South American country, Brian Clowes of Human Life International (HLI) tells OneNewsNow the abortion group has a new strategy.
"So now they're going out there and they're telling women to go to a pharmacist and lie about why you want to get a dozen tablets of Misoprostol, and go home and illegally use it to abort your baby," he reports. "Then when you start to have a miscarriage, go to the hospital and lie again and say that you're having a natural miscarriage."
Women on Web, an online medical abortion service, will also ship abortion pills to women who live in countries where abortion is illegal, usually in Third World countries, where medical assistance is also limited.
"About all we can do is educate women, and it's only a matter of time until somebody dies," Clowes says. "And unfortunately, that may be the only legal recourse to go after this Rebecca Gomperts -- by saying, you know, my daughter or my wife died because of this procedure, and now I'm going to sue this person for recommending it."
But the HLI spokesman notes that even that would be difficult, as Gomperts is based in The Netherlands, and the government there has done nothing to stop her.
Clowes concludes that the organization, by encouraging something that is both illegal and dangerous, is demonstrating it is more interested in its agenda than in the lives of women.http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1518412