Maybe it was the one-two punch of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter followed so soon by news the Supreme Court might be ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. But liberals seem to have lost their minds. They’re promoting the narrative that if the landmark decision is overturned, women in America will no longer have access to safe, legal abortion.
Do they not understand that abortion will remain legal in half of the states or are they choosing to ignore it so they can continue wallowing in the unfairness of it all?
Either way, Vice Magazine, a left leaning publication, saw fit to publish a piece about how to make do-it-yourself abortion pills. And despite the criticism they heaped on those who promoted the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, because of its use as a horse dewormer, one of the main ingredients in the pills is misoprostol, a drug that is also prescribed to both humans and animals.
Motherboard is an online tech magazine that was launched by Vice. Following Politico’s report of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion about Roe v. Wade, Motherboard posted the Vice article on Twitter with the caption, “Misoprostol is relatively easy to acquire from veterinary sources, since in addition to medically inducing abortions, it’s also used to treat ulcers in horses.”
Misoprostol is relatively easy to acquire from veterinary sources, since in addition to medically inducing abortions, it’s also used to treat ulcers in horses. https://t.co/nglKSGjXA0
— Motherboard (@motherboard) May 3, 2022
Perhaps a reader reminded them of an article they’d published last September and called them out on their hypocrisy.
After testing positive for COVID-19 last September, podcast host Joe Rogan reported he’d taken ivermectin along with several other medications and had a speedy recovery. He was mercilessly mocked by many on the left, including Motherboard’s Tim Marchman.
He wrote: “He [Rogan] said he’s treating the illness with, among other things, ivermectin, the unproven treatment beloved by anti-vaccine activists and right-wing politicians.”
He reported that one of Rogan’s guests, Dr. Pierre Kory of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, promoted the use of ivermectin to treat the virus. And according to Marchman, “This was one of the key events leading to the ivermectin craze that has swept feed stores across the country and left public health officials begging the public to not drink horse dewormer.”
Later in the day, Motherboard posted the following tweet:
You may be reminded of ivermectin, which is used to control parasites in horses. It became a favored—but ineffective—COVID treatment among conspiracy theorists.
The main difference here is that misoprostol does something, other than giving you the shits. https://t.co/zT46b5WFjU
— Motherboard (@motherboard) May 3, 2022
If this tweet was supposed to explain why the use of misoprostol is okay, but ivermectin is not, it wasn’t terribly convincing.
The Vice article links to a 17-minute video labeled FTVDIYA (which represents Four Thieves Vinegar Do It Yourself Abortion) from Michael Laufer, co-founder of “The Four Thieves Vinegar Collective.” In a 2018 article, Vice described the group as a “network of tech-fueled anarchists taking on Big Pharma with DIY medicines.”
Laufer, who has no medical training, recorded the video last year after The Texas Heartbeat Act passed the state’s legislature. This law banned abortion in the state once a fetal heartbeat could be detected, which typically happens after about six weeks. Following the leak of the draft opinion from the Supreme Court on Monday night, Laufer reposted the video.
Laufer describes the ingredients required to create the pill. The first is misoprostol. He explains that because this drug is frequently prescribed to horses to cure ulcers, it may be easiest to obtain this drug from a veterinarian.
Oh, so it’s okay to use a veterinary drug to induce an abortion, but not to cure COVID as those conspiracy theorists on the right suggested.
Doctors: Got covid? Try Ivermectin!
Dems: NO, it’s horse medicine!
SCOTUS: We (might) overturn Roe.
Dems: OMG use horse medication as abortion!
This is not a joke. This is reality.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 4, 2022
The whole premise of the Vice article is absurd. The writer argues: “The fact that he had to make the video at all speaks to the horrifying nature of the world we’re finding ourselves in, and the potential lengths women might need to go to to have an abortion in a world without the protections of Roe v. Wade.
“In a progressive, just world, abortions would be free and safely administrated by medical professionals. … “
Actually, Laufer didn’t have to make the video at all. The fact that he did speaks to the lengths progressives are willing to go to spread disinformation about what the overturn of Roe v Wade actually means.
But the most ironic part of this story is that the most critical ingredient in Laufer’s DIYA pill can most easily be obtained from a veterinarian.
A previous version of this article was published on The Western Journal.
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