Facilitated by Left-wing activist groups, a network of websites has emerged to ship unregulated foreign abortion pills across the country with no age verification, no prescription, and no concern about state laws that may ban medication-induced abortions. 

There are dozens of sites sending out abortion drugs, many of which are not approved by the FDA. In many red states, like Tennessee and Texas, where abortion is banned, all it takes to circumvent the law is access to the internet, a willingness to make payments online, and a shipping address. 

A Daily Wire investigation found that, for less than $100, anyone can order abortion drugs such as mifepristone and misoprostol online without a prescription. Age is not verified nor is a medical professional ever consulted, meaning anyone, including young girls, can easily get their hands on the pills after brief interactions on a shady website.

The websites typically direct users to use discreet payment methods to acquire foreign pills. If there are any medical complications, which are not uncommon, the websites typically say they have no liability. They also assure users that their use of the unregulated drugs won’t be detectable by doctors, and urge them not to disclose what they did. 

“If you go to a hospital or other healthcare facility, do not tell anyone that you took the pills. There is no way for anyone to know you took the pills. Tell them you think you are having a miscarriage,” one website warns. 

According to data from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, over 60% of abortions in 2023 were done via medication. The total reported was 642,700 in the formal healthcare system, which is likely substantially less than the number of medication abortions that may have been done by women ordering from non-certified websites. 

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether to reinstate restrictions on the mailing of mifepristone that were rolled back by the Biden administration. A ruling against the Biden administration would potentially increase demand for pills from these unregulated websites that frequently don’t comply with current FDA regulations.

The pill providers have received glowing coverage in legacy media outlets and openly admit to stretching the law, none of the pill providers appear to have faced any legal challenges. While the Biden administration loosened restrictions on sending pills through the mail, the law still requires those sending out the pills to verify prescriptions and be certified.

The Daily Wire analyzed the processes of nearly a dozen websites that are sending abortion pills to women across the country. These websites appear to be paying little attention to the many guidelines, and have put in place complicated systems to circumvent any responsibility. The websites, for example, typically prefer payments in difficult-to-track cryptocurrencies. 

But at the center of the operation are organizations that direct women seeking abortions to their websites, such as Plan C.

Plan C Pushes Users To Abortion Pill Providers

One of the major organizations promoting the shipping of abortion pills to red states is Plan C, which describes itself as a “public health creative campaign” composed of public health advocates, researchers, social justice activists, and digital strategists.

Run by a former Planned Parenthood official, the organization has been covered widely by the legacy media, including NPR, The New York Times, and Axios, and openly boasts about pointing women to use pills in states where abortion is banned. Its goal is to “transform” the way abortion is accessed.

“Plan C transforms access to abortion in the US by normalizing the self-directed option of abortion pills by mail,” Plan C says. “Our Vision: A near future in which the ability to end an early pregnancy is directly in the hands of anyone who seeks it.”

In a section that has now been removed from its website, Plan C urged people “who live in states with restrictive laws” toward “creative options to access the pills.” These options include using mail-forwarding services and general delivery post office addresses. 

The Plan C website, which has a quick escape option, has compiled a list of ways to get abortion pills for each state in the United States, including the ones where medication abortions are illegal. 

The organization specifically points women in red states, like Tennessee and Texas, to specific websites where they can get abortion pills. “Tennessee restricts abortion pill access, but there are several ways people still get abortion pills by mail in Tennessee,” Plan C’s website says.

The website notes that access from online clinics is “banned” but still available. Similar messaging is found regarding information about Texas, where the distribution of abortion pills by mail is illegal as well.  

“We are not waiting around for courts and legislators to do the right thing when it comes to abortion access. Our model is already based on that: how do we provide access in the face of unjust laws?” Elisa Wells, co-founder of Plan C told The Daily Beast last year. Plan C did not respond to a request for an interview from The Daily Wire. 

A legal section on Plan C’s website suggests that women who have medical complications from taking abortion pills should not tell doctors about their abortions if they go to the hospital. 

“There is no way for a medical provider to know whether someone took abortion pills. The bleeding looks the same as a miscarriage,” Plan C says, adding, “Medical providers can give appropriate follow up care for bleeding and pain without knowing whether someone took abortion pills.”

According to an archived page from Plan C’s website, its staff has ordered pills from each of the websites listed and had them delivered to their homes. 

“Plan C tested all the websites listed here by buying pills from them. Each of these sites shipped pills to us at our home addresses. They are not scams, but we do not operate these sites and cannot guarantee they will be reliable in the future,” they said

A review of eleven of the websites suggested by Plan C found that they all appear to be illegally sending pills all across the country. 

Your Body, Your Choice Meds (YBYC)

One pharmacy that distributes pills without age verification or prescription is Your Body, Your Choice Meds. The organization claims that its mission is to “protect the health and human rights of anyone without access to local abortion pill services.”

Pills available for purchase come in a “Combipack Kit” for $46 or a “Pregnancy Kit” for $90. The pills appear to be manufactured in India.

Screenshot from YBYC showing pills to purchase.

The YBYC website directs visitors to a Reddit page administered by a user named “luckydudette” who appears to be affiliated with the organization. The Reddit page is filled with reviews of people saying they got abortion pills through the site, including in states where abortion by pill is illegal. 

Reddit banned the page after The Daily Wire reached out to inquire if the page was allowed under company policy. According to a message that pops up when visiting, it was banned because of policy violations. “This subreddit was banned due to a violation of Reddit’s rules against transactions involving prohibited goods or services,” the message says

The Reddit reviews, which are anonymous, do not necessarily indicate what actually happened, but do provide a window into the online world of people looking for abortion pills. 

“My state is against abortion and i couldn’t afford to drive out of state. from the bottom of my heart, thank you. my body my choice forever,” one reviewer wrote. 

“I’m so relieved there are people out there doing this important work. Otherwise, I might have had to wait several weeks or take a trip out of state,” another reviewer wrote.

“I’m in Texas and terrified of being in legal trouble. I work long hours and my career is finally taking off…is this safe???” one woman asks. “I would suggest you use like an anonymous email like proton when purchasing the item so. We are not lawyers but for the most part you should be ok,” luckyduddette wrote back. 

One reviewer referenced the pills being shipped from Texas, where it is illegal to send abortion pills through the mail. 

Another woman posted her story about aborting a 14-week-old baby. At that stage, a baby’s organs have been developed, the face is becoming more recognizable, and its fingernails and toenails are growing. 

“As soon as I started bleeding, the fetus passed. And then 2 minutes later the placenta passed with some blood clots. My bf wanted me to go to the hospital so I went. My state abortion is a crime but the pills obviously were undetectable since they were placed orally and they are undetectable in blood,” wrote one user in October.

Another woman left a very detailed review about her experience of self-administering an abortion. The process, which took over 48 hours, left her in so much pain that she asked her brother to find a “street pharmacist” to purchase Percocet from. Before she took the pills though, she described in graphic detail the baby being passed out of her body.

“At 9:47ish I felt my water literally pop. Between 9:56-10:02 I felt two big clumps come out into my pad. At that point the pain I was in felt unreal. I’ve had 2 straight hours of 14/10 pain. I went to the restroom to go flush the clots. The clots looked like one big blood clump with white in it and the fetus was cleared colored and right below it. I took a picture and used toilet tissue to flush it. While sitting on the toilet another clump fell into the toilet it just looked like a clump of blood and I changed my pad,” she wrote. 

“luckydudette” later advised pill purchasers to use a VPN or DuckDuckGo and told them to use Proton Mail for emails.

After an order to one of the abortion pills is placed, customers get an email with instructions on how to pay. After payment is made through a payment processing operation like PayPal, the customer sends a screenshot of the payment back to YBYC.

Medical Termination of the Pregnancy (MTPP)

While MTPP says that it has a prescription policy, in practice it appears to not actually require prescriptions to get abortion pills. 

Purchasers of pills are required to send money to India for the purpose of “family assistance/ maintenance or friend help.” Customers are told to “not mention anything like Mtp kit or medicine name over Payment methods otherwise they will limit or suspend our accounts permanently.”

Payment for the pills can be made through Remitly, Wise, Instarem, UPI Bank Transfer, Bitcoin, and Western Union, the website says.

The pills offered by MTPP are mainly manufactured in India, but the website also sells Mifeprex abortion pills, manufactured by New York based pharma company Danco Laboratories. Danco did not respond to requests from The Daily Wire for comment on if it had authorized its products to be sold by MTPP. 

According to reviews available on the website, MTPP will help “no matter where” a woman is located.

“Great to know that your team has the will to help women with abortion no matter where she is located. Pretty trustable as far as delivery is concerned,” a reviewer named Sandra wrote on July 15, 2023.

Home Abortion RX

Another pill provider that reportedly will send pills to red states is Home Abortion RX. The group claims to require prescriptions, and offers a variety of different abortion pill combos including mifepristone/misoprostol, Mifeprex, Generic RU 486, and Cytolog. 

A disclaimer on its website admits that they do not manufacture the pills and states that they are not liable for any “inconvenience” during the abortion.

“The abortion pills available on the website are not manufactured by Home Abortion Rx and hence the website is not liable for any inconvenience during the medical abortion procedure,” a disclaimer reads

A review left on the website says that Home Abortion RX will send pills to conservative states.

“Living in a red state, no problem homeabortionrx will send you the pills anyway. I am very happy with the service and the pills. I ordered an abortion pill pack and got it delivered on time thank you so much, team,” a review from August 23, 2023, said. 

An Idle Timer

According to Plan C, An Idle Timer offered abortion pills to states where medication abortion is banned, including Tennessee. Their website explains that pills can be purchased privately via Bitcoin, ConaCoin, and Zelle. 

An Idle Timer was started after a “16-year-old woman” got “herself into quite a predicament involving dangerous people,” the organization says. The organization doesn’t appear to require prescriptions and provides pills to people of “all ages,” according to Plan C. 

The website has since expired and it has been removed from Plan C’s website though it can still be found on archive websites. 

Medside24

Medside24 also doesn’t appear to require prescriptions and is open to “all ages,” according to Plan C. A mifepristone kit can be purchased for just $32 via credit card, “anonymous Bitcoin,” or PayPal. Pills are promised to be delivered in “Discreet anonymous” packages without an invoice. 

The website also gives instructions on “aftercare” following the abortion if needed. Several of the pill options are manufactured by the Vietnam-based pharmaceutical company Stellapharm. 

“In less than 1% of abortion pill usage, aftercare is required for a complication. In aftercare, vaginal use of the pills may be detected. Pills taken by mouth and absorbed then swallowed are undetectable,” Medside24 says.

One review left on the site appeared to give insight into the process of purchasing the pills. 

“So I made an order last week and I was super hesitant to place to order because I was sending a high amount to a person named Richard on zelle,” someone wrote on January 20, 2023. 

Abortion Pill Meds

Abortion Pill Meds does not appear to require prescriptions and requires customers purchasing pills to transfer money to India if paying via Remitly or Wise.com. The instructions mirror the payment directions from MTPP, telling customers to “not mention anything like Mtp kit or medicine name over Payment methods otherwise they will limit or suspend our accounts permanently.”

The pills are manufactured by an assortment of foreign pharma companies in addition to Danco-manufactured Mifeprex. An Instagram page for the organization invites people to “Join the Board of the ONLY global fund dedicated to abortion rights.”

A consumer claimed that she wouldn’t have been able to get an abortion in her state without Abortion Pill Meds. 

“Thanks to your Online pharmacy store I was in Red State and never thought will receive this medication mifepristone really saved me,” one woman wrote on April 12, 2023. 

Secure Abortion Pills

Secure Abortion Pills, which reportedly ships pills into states like Texas and Tennessee, also offers a number of ways to anonymously purchase abortion pills including through Bitcoin and Remitly. Interestingly, Secure Abortion Pills has the same Bitcoin wallet ID as Abortion Pill Meds. 

The tagline for the organization is “love dose for unwanted pregnancy” and the organization promises discreet packaging to “MAINTAIN SECRECY OF THE PRODUCT.” The website also links to the Facebook page of someone named Andrea Jones, who is a self-described “Pharmacist and Researcher at Secureabortionpills, health blogger and Women’s health supporter.”

They sell misoprostol abortion pills under the brand name Cytotec that appear to be manufactured by pharma giant Pfizer and Mifeprex brand mifepristone pills, a product of Danco Laboratories. 

Both Danco and Pfizer did not respond to requests for comment on whether it had certified Secure Abortion Pills to sell its products as required by the FDA.

Plan C once listed Secure Abortion Pill on its website as a resource for Tennessee and Texas, but it is no longer listed

Las Libres

Las Libres has received a ton of attention from the legacy media and is a self-described “Mexican feminist” organization that sends abortion pills to the United States. When giving instructions on taking the abortion pills, Las Libres tells women not to tell doctors they took the pills if they need to go into the hospital. 

“If you go to a hospital or other healthcare facility, do not tell anyone that you took the pills. There is no way for anyone to know you took the pills. Tell them you think you are having a miscarriage,” the organization says

According to Plan C, they do not require any medical consultation or prescription. The pills are reportedly sent into states like Texas, where medication abortion is banned. Plan C says that you just have to email Las Libres and the only information you need to give them is “the first day of your last period.” 

Additionally, an unverified Reddit thread on do-it-yourself abortion also indicates that pills are sent to Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

The group’s director, Verónica Cruz Sánchez, has been celebrated by both the media and abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The headline of a feature for her in Time Magazine billed her as “the Mexican activist” who helps “Americans defy abortion bans.” 

According to the report, Las Libres has 300 volunteers inside the United States who have “assisted” 10,000 American women, and it appears aware that it’s breaking the law.

“When people tell me I’m crazy to risk arrest, it makes me angry. What I’m doing is the only reasonable thing to do,” she told Time. 

Red State Access

While Red State Access claims that it does not “sell abortion pills,” it does appear to direct people on where to get them, including in restricted states like Tennessee and Texas. Emails to various locations are provided where users can find “free community support providers” for residents in restricted states. 

“Abortion pills by mail are a reality even in states with restrictions,” the website says and its deleted Instagram page tagline was “need to be unpregnant?”

A poster for the organization reads: “Abortion Pills: Safe, effective, and FREE for restricted states.” 

Poster for Red State Access.

Red State Access currently says that “funding is out” for Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  

Best Abortion Pill

BestAbortionPill.com, another website selling abortion pills lists addresses in both Georgia and Texas. The address listed in Georgia appears to be a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home valued at over $250,000 near the Alabama state line in West Point. The address in Texas is in a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth. 

It sells pills manufactured by the India-based Mankind Pharma company as well as Mifeprex and Pfizer brand Cytotec. It says it provides “overnight shipping” to states like Arizona and Texas. 

Best Abortion Pill also explains how people can get pills without prescriptions. 

“You can, however, buy Abortion Pills – Mifepristone and Misoprostol through an international Abortion kits retailer, such as bestabortionpill.com in the Australia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Brampton in Canada. If you go this route, you won’t need to upload your prescription and the verification step is not required. We have professional doctors who will make Prescription for you, it will be used one time for getting pills,” the group says

Aid Access

Another pill provider is Aid Access, which has no age restrictions on who it provides pills to, according to Plan C. However, the website says that the cost is $150 and that the pills are prescribed by U.S. providers. 

“Aid Access will help you order abortion pills and have them delivered to your TN home in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, or anywhere else in Tennessee,” Aid Access says. 

A Reddit user claimed that she had ordered pills from Aid Access in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. She clearly didn’t have a prescription, because she wasn’t even pregnant.

“It really does work, you get them in the mail. It takes a couple weeks. All together probably three weeks to get them from India. I’m not pregnant but I wanted to get them just in case, especially since I live in texas. It cost 105 dollars, which is significantly less than what I paid for my first two abortions at planned parenthood,” a user wrote.

Another Reddit user said that Aid Access sent her pills at 16 without needing to see any kind of identification.

Pills Flow Across U.S. 

Abortion pills continue to be shipped through this shadowy network of abortion pill providers to thousands of women without prescriptions. Women having abortions are encouraged to hide the fact that they had abortions if they have medical complications.

Currently, the FDA allows abortion pills, namely Mifepristone, to be sent by mail per the Mifepristone REMS program, but the pills must be “dispensed by or under the supervision of a certified prescriber or by certified pharmacies for prescriptions issued by certified prescribers.”

Many of the online pill providers featured in this report appear to disregard this guideline and another warnings from the FDA about foreign-made pills, which many of the providers offer. 

“The FDA does not have regulatory oversight of prescription medicines from outside the legitimate U.S. drug supply chain; therefore, the FDA cannot ensure the safety, effectiveness, or quality of those medications,” the FDA says. 

While the abortion pill industry continues to thrive and flaunt FDA guidelines and state laws, none of the pill providers appear to have faced any legal challenges and continue to allow easy access to the abortion pill, even in states where unborn children are supposed to be fully protected. 





Source link

By GIL