Use an Herbal Remedy, Go To Prison
In Virginia, the newest threat to Family Values is…health food stores.
Two women in Virginia have been arrested for inducing an abortion by means of an herbal concoction they purchased at a health food store. Abortifacient herbs have been in use for centuries; probably millennia. For that matter, there are a few acupressure points that can induce an abortion. I guess every pregnant woman should be under 24-hour video surveillance, so authorities can be certain she hasn’t pressed one of those forbidden places.
Rachel Lowe — a former women’s clinic employee — helped her friend Jessica Carpenter induce a miscarriage with the herbal combination. A mutual “friend” overheard them discussing the matter and informed the police.
The two women are facing prison terms of two to ten years.
Virginia’s “limited government” has been trying to shut down every abortion clinic in the state by imposing a huge web of labyrinthine regulations that nobody could possibly comply with. Virginia also requires every woman to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound before she can have an abortion. And these are the same people who hate Obamacare because it’s intrusive and comes between a woman and her doctor.
Oh well, you can’t expect people to be logical or consistent when their IQs are lower than the temperature in International Falls, MN in January.
At the risk of being arrested for inciting an abortion, here are some herbs that “should NOT be used by pregnant women” [wink].
And here are some of the forbidden acupressure points.