The abortion rate in the US has fallen to its lowest rate since 1974, the first full year after the US Supreme Court legalized abortion as a viable and humane way to murder the unborn and legitimize the rights of women to do whatever they want with their bodies as long as the act has their consent. Interestingly, at the same time, there has been a significant increase in the amount of abortions caused by the abortion pill RU-486. The number of abortions induced by RU-486 has steadily risen by 22% and now accounts for almost 14% of the total abortion caused each year. At the last statistical analysis almost 1 out of every 5 pregnancies ended in abortion.

The rise in popularity of RU-486 since its approval by the FDA is largely due to the fact that women can now avoid both the invasive surgical procedure, as well as the potential for confrontation by zealous pro-life advocates who picket abortion clinics.

RU-486 compliments the strategy of abortion rights advocates because it is yet another way to try to establish the morality and normalcy of abortion. In speaking about the impact of RU-486 Beth Jordan, medical director of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, said, “The impact and promise is huge. It’s going a long way toward normalizing abortion.” One of the primary reasons it is serving to “normalize” abortion is that it turns the decision to have an abortion, what is typically a medical procedure, ripe with doctor’s visits and waiting room agony, two uncomfortable barriers to the abortion process, into a benign decision that can be made and executed in the privacy of one’s own home.

Judi Gilbert, 41, a nurse in Philadelphia, opted for mifepristone in 2005 when she had her second abortion. She had a 3-year-old son and was about to start a new job.

“It was something I could do at home and be with my husband,” Gilbert said of taking the pill. “It was a decision we made together alone, and we were able to take care of it this way alone. It was just a much more private affair.”

She added: “I wouldn’t say it was easy — it’s never easy to terminate a pregnancy. But in the grand scheme of things, it was much more pleasant than a surgical procedure.”

This is an appalling sterilization of the atrocities of abortion. While having to go to a doctor for consultation followed by a medical procedure doesn’t guarantee that a woman may choose against having an abortion, it at least created an uncomfortable space for the opportunity. Now women can simply drown their child with a capsule and a glass of water.

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