Recently on Trending with Timmerie, Timmerie talked about the recent developments and updates on the abortion issue, the Heartbeat Bill, and how we can reach young women who are being exposed to this abortive culture.
According to reports from the University of Texas at Austin, abortions have dropped by about 50% in the state of Texas since the inception of the Heartbeat Bill back in September. In other words, this restriction has been extremely effective in diminishing the number of abortions carried out in the Lone Star state. Some have argued that victories like these are pointless as long as abortion is legal in any capacity anywhere in the United States, but Timmerie argued for the concept of incrementalism.
Incrementalism is the idea that we should be fighting to do as much good as we can, at any given time. Essentially, we have to take what we can get, rejecting the temptation to do nothing because our ultimate goal is impossible. The Heartbeat Bill, while still allowing abortions up to six weeks into a pregnancy, was a huge victory for the pro-life movement because it reduces the window in which a baby could be aborted. The survival rate of those babies rose significantly when that legislation was passed.
Timmerie then turned to the topic of the next challenge for the pro-life movement. While 55% of Texans agree with this recent ban on abortion, those who disagree are turning to other abortive methods. With the help of this pro-choice administration, the chemical abortion pill RU-486 has become entirely deregulated and its use has skyrocketed in the past two years. Even before medical facilities were trying to reduce in-person patients due to COVID-19, its use jumped 12% in 2019.
This deregulated pill has had a myriad of negative effects on pregnant women including devastating side effects, failed abortions, forced surgical procedures, and chronic health issues, not to mention the mental devastation abortion can inflict on potential mothers. Aside from the physical effects, abortion universally inflicts psychological suffering and trauma onto women. Additionally, giving people access to this at-home abortion method is reducing their chances of ever being informed of its defects, of ever seeing their ultrasound, or of ever being given the help to make an informed decision about bringing their baby to term or considering adoption.
“Out of the UK, we saw 10,000 women who were hospitalized after taking abortion pills, in one year. But here in the United States, Health & Human Services is not disclosing accurate medical data on abortion because it’s political; because it would prove the point that abortion is bad for women’s health, both physically and psychologically,” said Timmerie. She said we need to spread the truth and information because nobody is going to do it for us. We should inform people of helpful resources, like the crisis pregnancy hotline, adoption agency organizations, and the abortion pill reversal.
Unfortunately, in this era, one of the first options to cross the minds of an expectant mother or couple is abortion. They aren’t necessarily aware of the help, resources, and options that are readily at their fingertips. There are plenty of life-oriented organizations just waiting for the opportunity to help mothers in need. It’s our duty to spread the truth, especially if the media and medical associations won’t.
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