The pro-abortion group Reproaction reportedly has been hosting meetings in different states — including Arkansas — to teach women how to perform drug-induced abortions at home.
Shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the reproductive justice group Reproaction decided to start hosting gatherings to teach people about self-managed abortion. So far, Reproaction has hosted 21 meetings across Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — including the one in Columbia — where activists tell attendees about a regimen recommended by the World Health Organization. That protocol details how a drug called misoprostol can induce an at-home abortion, right down to the number of doses you would need to take and when.
Reproaction has hosted and participated in multiple pro-abortion events in Arkansas over the years.
Last January the group was part of a pro-abortion gathering at the Capitol Building in Little Rock.
In September the group was part of a panel on “abortion criminalization in Arkansas” at UALR.
All of this underscores why pro-life Arkansans need to remain active.
Arkansas is the second most pro-life state in the country, and most people believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.
Abortion in Arkansas will become largely illegal once the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision.
But the fact that pro-abortion groups are teaching women to perform drug-induced abortions at home simply goes to show that we have to do more than make abortion illegal.
We have to make abortion unthinkable as well.