Better Killing through Chemistry

Judie Brown
September 5, 2023
Reproduced with Permission
American Life League

The phrase "Better Living through Chemistry" is a variant of a DuPont advertising slogan. And while the purpose of its products was to allegedly improve the lives of consumers, what is happening today with the manufacturers of mifepristone - the abortion pill - and other such chemicals is best described as better killing through chemistry.

But the saddest part of this story is not a marketing slogan. It is in the apparently popular attitude among those leading the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who have made it clear that there should be no limits on the availability of abortion. In fact, ACOG has published a Practice Bulletin in which they support medication abortion, stating that it should be available through the first 70 days of pregnancy.

Americans who are not in the profession have said, at least according to one poll, that they do not want abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 69% of Americans say that abortion should be legal throughout the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The tragedy of these numbers is not that the population is supporting abortion in some way or another but that to this very day those same people have no idea - at least most of them - that abortion is an act of killing someone just like them, only younger. It occurs to me that there could be myriad reasons for this, yet the bottom line is that education in fetal development is sorely lacking. Thus, ignorance breeds support for practices designed to kill people without the thought ever crossing anyone's mind that what they are actually allowing is mass murder.

Supporters call it reproductive choice, and as one report makes very clear, there is no end to the ways employed to entice the young around the world into lives of silent, chemical killing of their own flesh and blood. One organization that excels in this chemical killing industry, MSI Reproductive Choices, is an expert in its propaganda, luring young women into the contraceptive practices they advocate. Without skipping a beat, these folks successfully market their wares, that is if you do not take into account the fetal heartbeats they spend their time working to stop.

This type of false narrative is what makes the current use of the word sanctuary so maddening to me.

Thinking back to my youth, I recall knowing exactly where the sanctuary was located in the parish church we attended. In the second grade we were awed because we became aware of the fact that the body of Christ resided in the Eucharist, located in the sanctuary of the Church - a holy place deserving of our reverence.

But today that same word is used to describe places where expectant mothers can legally go to have their babies killed. They are called "sanctuary states" and there is no peace to be found there, only death for little children not yet born.

My, how times have changed. The use of medication abortion - chemicals that kill - is growing in popularity regardless of a Supreme Court decision, and the reason is clear: Better killing through chemistry could be in jeopardy, but as the saying goes, "It ain't over till the fat lady sings." And because she is singing about reproductive choice, chances are better that killing through chemistry will continue no matter what.