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NEW 2024 POLL: Set Up as Silver Bullet, Radical Chemical Abortion Pill Schemes Instead Bother Majority of Youth Vote 

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Caroline Wharton - 16 Jan 2024

In recent years, Chemical Abortion Pills have become the revered golden child and cash cow of the abortion lobby with the deadly drugs now being used to commit more than half of all abortions — but a crucial voting block isn’t a fan.  

According to a newly released 2024 YouGov/Vinea poll commissioned by Students for Life of America (SFLA) and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, an overwhelming majority of the Youth Vote (Millennials and Gen Z) are concerned about the Biden Administration’s reckless Chemical Abortion Pill policies when it comes to the environment and women’s health, safety, and fertility. Here’s what you need to know:  

The Biden Administration likely thought they were scoring a home run with voters, especially the younger generations (who are currently more than one-third of the voting block), when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently allowed the distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills through no-test, online telehealth sales. However, polling Millennials and Gen Z on five different points seems to show otherwise rather dramatically.  

Screening for Ectopic Pregnancy  

One of the many dangers of distributing Chemical Abortion Pills in this manner is the chance that a woman may unknowingly have an ectopic pregnancy (which the drugs are not able to treat) and thus end up with severe consequences — like maternal death. To ward off such a possibility, ultrasounds are available to confirm the location of the pregnancy (as well as the gestational age, which is also important to know since these drugs are only considered “safe” by the FDA earlier in pregnancy). However, this requires an in-person component to the distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills…which, contrary to Biden’s policies, the youth support.  

According to the poll, nine in 10 youth voters wanted to see health and safety measures to save the life of the mother who may be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy – with almost half (47%) saying it was “extremely important” to them.  

Blood Tests & Treatment for Fertility Protection  

Additionally, the online, no-test distribution of these pills can also negatively affect the fertility of women with an Rh blood status. This is because a Rh-negative woman can become pregnant with a preborn child who is Rh-positive, and if their blood mingles while in utero, the mother’s body produces antibodies which can put her future childbearing at risk. The only remedy for this is a prescription medication called Rhogram which must be given very early on in the pregnancy — and the only way that can happen is if women are blood tested. While this safety measure has also been given up by the FDA, many youths feel differently.  

In fact, 94% of those polled reported that protecting a woman’s future fertility with a blood test and treatment should be priority with nearly half once again (48%) saying it was “extremely important” to them.  

Protection from Abusers  

Sending Chemical Abortion Pills online unfortunately provides abusers with easy access to deadly drugs that can allow them to cover up their crimes. News reports have repeatedly shown instances of this, whether it be an attempt to cover up cheating or to merely get rid of an unwanted child, as violent men purchase the pills and secretly feed them to mothers without their knowledge or consent. While the door has been left wide open to such scenarios thanks to FDA regulation changes, more than half of Gen Z and Millennials want to change that.  

Six in 10 youth voters said they supported limiting “the acquisition of abortion-inducing drugs to in-person clinical visits” in order to prevent misuse. Only 36% said they opposed such an idea.  

Protection for the Environment  

You probably aren’t surprised to learn that Millennials and Gen Z care about the planet, but you may be interested to know that this also affects their abortion views. As Chemical Abortion Pills and the way in which they are currently used potentially pose a problem for the environment (including animals, plants, fish, the waterway, etc.) as SFLA has pointed out in four different Citizens Petitions to the FDA, our younger generations are also calling for reform.  

More than 90% of Gen Z and Millennial voters said to was “somewhat to extremely” to them to conduct studies on the potential environmental impact of waste and drugs related to abortion.   

Medical Waste Standards  

How should aborted human remains be treated, especially in light of environmental concerns? While the Biden Administration currently has women flushing the results of their Chemical Abortions down the toilet (something we’re not even supposed to do with goldfish), the youth vote seems to think a little more uniformity as to how we treat other types of medical waste is warranted — i.e., Red Bag Medical Waste disposal.   

According to the poll, nine in 10 Millennials and Gen Z voters support requiring Red Bag Medical Waste disposal of the blood, placenta, and human remains that result from a Chemical Abortion.  

Contrary to the mainstream media’s narrative, many youth voters are clearly uncomfortable with the Biden Administration’s policies surrounding Chemical Abortion Pills as they pose very real and concerning anti-women and anti-environmental problems. The question is: will the appropriate government agencies act?  

To learn more about this poll, click HERE to read the Executive Summary.  

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