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TIME Laments Potential End to Roe, Heralds Activist Push to Greenlight Abortion Pills Online

by | Jun 7, 2022

By Catherine Salgado 

TIME celebrated the efforts of pro-abortion activists pressuring Big Tech companies to push abortion pills online in the wake of a leaked document indicating the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe Wade.

TIME posted an article explaining how pro-abortion activists are urging tech companies to start facilitating abortions if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as a leaked opinion draft suggests could happen. TIME dramatically described pro-abortion activists’ efforts to stop alleged “disinformation” disseminated by pro-life groups which the paper complained can “lure” potential abortion patients toward information discouraging abortion.

Martha Dimitratou, social media manager of abortion pill information provider Plan C, claimed that social media and tech companies are being “‘counterproductive,’” not helpful, in pushing abortion pills online. Pro-abortion groups and providers are planning a “digital rights conference” in June to make a list of so-called “improvements they would like to see” Big Tech companies adopt pushing abortion pills online, TIME reported.

Meta does not allow enough ads or posts for abortion pills on its platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, TIME distressingly cited abortion activists as saying. The article also slammed Google for supposedly restricting information about medication abortion on its search engine and ads. 

TIME quoted online abortion provider Carafem Chief Operations Officer Melissa Grant about social media messaging. “You might say, ‘I have a great dentist,’ but it’s rare you’d say, ‘Hey, this is a great place to have an abortion,’” Grant said, according to TIME. “We’ve had to find ways to reach people and let them know we’re not a crisis pregnancy center, we’re real, and you can come here and trust us.” 

The TIME article alleged that life-ending abortion pills “can in theory be safely taken anywhere.” 

The main issue around abortion pills, according to TIME and advocates, is access. TIME mourned that, due to “societal issues” and “legal and regulatory hurdles,” many people either don’t know about the pills or can’t get them for a fast, easy way to kill their babies.

TIME hypocritically pushed misinformation while claiming to fight it. Pro-abortion individuals have to fight supposed online “misinformation,” including information about “abortion pill reversal” treatments, TIME reported. And yet, abortion pill reversals have saved thousands of babies’ lives. 

Abortion activists complain that “people of color” don’t have enough access to medication abortion. Ford Foundation fellow and civil rights attorney Cynthia Conti-Cook characterized potentially restricted medication abortions among minority communities as foreseeably the next step in their “historical oppression,” as quoted by TIME

But Republican states are restricting abortion pills’ use, TIME whined. 

That’s one reason why pro-abortion activists are pressuring tech companies to sling abortion pills.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and reposted with permission.

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