Week in Review – Planned Parenthood Makes Bank from Sale of Abortion Pills; PP Sued for Killing 36-Week-Old Baby with Abortion Pills
This Wednesday, the bi-monthly Wednesday STOPP Report was sent out with new information and research on how Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of the abortion pill. Not only is PP making a hefty profit from the sale of the pills, but there is also an outstanding lawsuit against the abortion giant for killing a baby who was found to be at least 30 weeks’ gestation.
The STOPP Report continues below.
While much has been written recently about abortion pills and their rapidly expanding share of the abortion market, there is not a lot out there to explain why Planned Parenthood and other abortion purveyors would be eager to fight for access to them in lieu of lucrative surgical abortions.
Recent STOPP research found that abortion facilities paid around $90 for the Mifeprex abortion pill in 2019. That was before the new generic mifepristone came out in April 2019. They no doubt pay a great deal less now. For example, mifepristone is currently available for retail purchase at Walgreens for $30.40 through a GoodRX discount. Misoprostol—the second medication used in tandem with Mifeprex to finish the abortion—is available to the public at Walmart and Walgreens for under $3 for two pills via a GoodRX discount. Both require a prescription. (Misoprostol is said to be 85% effective in causing abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy on its own, even without the use of mifepristone.)
While procedures seem to vary between locations, Planned Parenthood prescribes the pill regimen via video calls, with no physical exam, where it determines the baby’s gestational age by asking the mother the date of her last period. PP workers then may instruct the woman to pick up the abortion pills at Planned Parenthood or guide her in making arrangements to receive the pills by mail. While it says these abortions are perfectly safe, Planned Parenthood is being sued for its gross negligence in determining a woman was six weeks pregnant through a telehealth visit, when she was in fact 30 to 36 weeks pregnant. This woman picked up the pills at Planned Parenthood, took them, and delivered her fully-formed stillborn baby boy into a toilet after a horrific labor. According to the court filing, when she took her dead baby to Planned Parenthood the next day, she says she was told they would dispose of the baby and she should not call law enforcement.
Though Planned Parenthood pays very little for the pills, the average cost of a pill abortion initiated by Planned Parenthood is $580, though it can be $800 or higher. That is current information, according to Planned Parenthood’s website. When you do the math, you can see that there is a hefty margin of profit in pill abortions for the abortion purveyors.
It appears that pill abortions would be much more profitable than surgical abortions for Planned Parenthood, since no abortionist is needed, nor do they need operating facilities, machinery, equipment, or instruments needed for surgical abortion. They would incur less liability since the woman self-administers the pills. If her office visit is done via telemedicine, there would be even lower overhead, though there is a much higher probability that gestational age would be determined inaccurately or an ectopic pregnancy would go undetected.
In the end, while Planned Parenthood counts the money it is pocketing as it champions death over life, heaven and earth weep over the real cost of every abortion: one innocent, unrepeatable, human person and the contributions that person and his generations of offspring would have made to society. Lest we forget, our future is cut to pieces, along with that innocent child, at the demonic altar of every single abortion, regardless of the methodology or monetary profit involved.
ALL in the News – Op-Ed on Pro-Abort Bandanas Published in LSN; Bi-Monthly Wednesday STOPP Report Digs Up Info on Planned Parenthood
Susan Ciancio, Celebrate Life editor, writes a weekly op-ed often featuring current cultural events with a fresh Catholic perspective. This week’s article was published by LifeSiteNews, titled, “Beauty company begins selling bandanas to fund murder of the unborn.”
The bi-monthly Wednesday STOPP Report was published last week. The report dives into the inner workings of Planned Parenthood and how STOPP works to shut them down. Last week’s report was published the day after the election. Read the full report here.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets, such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – Six Tips to Navigate Family Differences at the Holidays
Hugh Brown, executive vice president of American Life League, joins Relevant Radio’s Trending with Timmerie to discuss six things to do when handling family squabbles, differences, faith, and politics during the holiday season.
Action Item of the Week – Advent Has Only One Week Left, and There is STILL Time to Get the Advent Booklet!
Walking with the Saints This Advent will take you through Advent with stories of some amazing saints and with teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each day, we introduce a concept from the Catechism, provide a short bio on a saint, and include a reflection of how that saint lived his or her life according to Church teaching. We then offer a way for you to use that saint’s example to build a culture of life in your home or community and end with a short prayer.
Pro-Life Social Media – New Mother Asks #CatholicTwitter for Prayers for Conjoined Twins.
Much of this social media column is dedicated to the absurdities spouted by preborn-child-killing organizations and its minions. Recently, a newlywed and new mom shared sonograms of her 10-week-old preborn twins who share a single heart. One can only imagine the grief this family is going through, having learned their first two children will likely not survive birth.
This is not how I would imagine I would announce this. But I’m pregnant with twins. My twins are conjoined and share 1 heart and vital organs. There is a very high chance of miscarriage and there is nothing that can be done except wait. Please pray for me. #CatholicTwitter pic.twitter.com/JLc3yGDJQw— Nicole LeBlanc🇻🇦 (@nicolita_d) December 13, 2022
We hope you’ll join us and other Twitter users in prayer for Nicole and her family as they navigate this difficult time. Despite the Wild-West show that social media can sometimes exhibit, there are moments when Twitter can offer some consolation.
I am praying for you and your family. I work for the pro-life OBGYN association, so if you would like to talk to pro-life MFM doctors I would gladly connect you. My PMs are open.— claudia (@WSearch4Meaning) December 13, 2022
Praying. Thank you for sharing them with us. Huge encouragement that you’re being the best mama for these little ones. I’m sure you have resources but just in case, Prenatal Partners for Life can support you as you process all of this and make birth plans. https://t.co/O2tS9NHTZg— Molly Sheahan (@mollycsheahan) December 13, 2022
Praying for you and sweet babies. It is so good that they exist.— Katie (@yockeyk) December 13, 2022
We carried, loved, and lost our son in 2021. He had trisomy 18. Feel free to DM if you want to chat ❤️
Love those babies as hard as you can. If they make it, their lives will be difficult, but still a blessing.— CatholicComedy (@catholic_comedy) December 13, 2022
It’s hard being a parent. It is a c course in trusting Our Lord. We may not fully understand our sufferings in the moment, but we have faith and take that next step while holding our Father’s hand.— Catholic Ham (@Catholic_Ham) December 13, 2022
Prayers for you🙏🏻