End a Life for Only $249 — No Clinic Visit Needed: The Dystopian World of Hey Jane

A woman may be aborting her baby in the apartment next door or across the street as you read this. She may be all alone and dealing with her feelings of guilt and fears of something going very wrong medically. That is the world on offer from the “private abortion care” provider, Hey Jane. Welcome to the land of at-home medication abortion (also known as a chemical abortion).

The overall vibe of the Hey Jane website is that of a tony women’s lifestyle magazine. There do not seem to be any pictures of men (hard to tell, though, in this age of the “nonbinary”)---nor, obviously, of children. Instead, we get pictures of single women (one playing with a kitten) and what are probably lesbian couples.

All is upscale cool, as if one were buying cosmetics or vitamins or supplements and not procuring an abortion. We are told that one of the abortionists likes playing with her pup and that another is obsessed with her dog.

So far, Hey Jane’s services are limited to certain states—but it hopes to expand:

The consultation for your abortion will take place online wherever the patient is located within California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington. The abortion treatment will take place wherever the patient feels most comfortable taking the medications within California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington.

The main appeal of Hey Jane is that it is cheap and discreet:

Modern abortion care for $249 — no clinic visit needed

Get fast, safe and affordable abortion pills discreetly shipped to your home.

The site tends not to use the word “women,” using instead the term, “people with a uterus” because, we are told,

Many people who don't identify as women will have abortions too. Hey Jane supports care for all who need it.

People who don’t identify as women who want abortions are, presumably, women who prefer to be thought of as men (“trans men”). Hey Jane seems perfectly happy to provide abortions to women who refuse to be considered women—as long as they have at least $249.

As virtual abortion clinics like Hey Jane ditch the very word “women” the pro-abortion movement will have a harder time peddling its longtime mantra about the decision about abortion being “between a woman and her doctor.” Now it is all a matter of people (not women, per se) making consumer choices—doctors and women are not big in the imagery here:

Hey Jane is healthcare, on your own terms

Our US-based virtual clinic is putting the power back in people’s hands by providing care that’s private, safe, supportive, accessible, and convenient—for less than half the average in-clinic cost of a medication abortion.

Perhaps brick and mortar Planned Parenthood clinics in blue states will lose business to startups in the abortion space—and thereby political clout. We shall see.

Meanwhile, back at Hey Jane, we note that it is fond of the word “supportive” even though its business model is based on cutting women (oops—people) off from talking in person to medical people about the matter of committing an act of lethal violence against an unborn child:

No appointment or in-person visit necessary

They like to get things done quickly—before a woman starts to have second thoughts:

You’ll hear from a member of our clinical care team within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) and find out if Hey Jane is right for you.

Hey Jane says things that are untrue, such as this whopper:

Rise above the rumors

There's no evidence that abortion causes infertility, breast cancer or mental health issues.

That is stunningly false.

This is also a dubious claim given that the whole point of Hey Jane is that a woman can be alone at home without a medical person in sight when she takes the abortion pills:

We're able to provide the same abortion treatment you'd get in a clinic…

It is important note the falsehoods peddled by Hey Jane given the accusations it makes about pro-life pregnancy resource centers:

Be careful when looking for a reliable health center. There are fake clinics called ‘crisis pregnancy centers,’ managed by anti-abortion activists. At these facilities, they may not offer you all the facts about your pregnancy options.

Hey Jane makes abortion seem a straightforward matter—no fuss, no muss sort of thing:

- You won’t have shots, anesthesia, or instruments in your body.

- It may feel more natural, like a miscarriage.

- The entire consultation and treatment happens at home (or another comfortable place you choose), no travel required

- You can decide if you want to be alone or with someone during the abortion

- You won’t have blood tests or ultrasounds

- Flexible appointment scheduling

There are several things to note here. It is hardly “natural” to take two powerful drugs to poison a human being in the womb. A miscarriage is a natural event. Taking chemicals designed to kill a living being is not.

And note that Hey Jane does not provide ultrasounds. We would not the woman to be able to see the baby she is carrying, now would we?

“Flexible appointment scheduling” makes it sound like arranging for an abortion is a common enough event in one's busy week.

There is not much acknowledgement that a woman might feel a sense of regret—the enormity of the act of abortion is reduced to a matter of a little bit of tissue:

If you see pregnancy tissue (usually white or gray in color), it can be flushed down the toilet. You may not see it. The pregnancy is very small.

That is, it is not a human being that was just destroyed. It is just “pregnancy tissue” or “the pregnancy.” Off it goes down the toilet. Whooosh! All done!

And the woman has not so much snuffed out a life as entered once again into the happy state of not being pregnant:

Once you are no longer pregnant, you may feel relieved. You may also feel sad or moody, which is normal. These feelings may come from hormonal changes now that you are no longer pregnant. Our team is here to support you. If you think your emotions are not what they should be, please reach out to your Hey Jane provider.

It is just a spot of hormonal bother. We are assured by the perky people at Hey Jane that there is no chance at all that a woman might feel any sense of guilt or grief:

Having an abortion does not increase your risk for breast cancer and does not cause depression or mental health issues.

The reviews, naturally enough, all feature women who seem to regard abortion as a normal part of life and this lady seems positively eager to be a repeat customer:

Hey Jane is Great! Very cost effective cheaper than the clinic. You don’t have to deal with the awkwardness off the clinic. Process is fast and easy. This will be my first stop in the future.

And what, exactly, are we consumers told about the abortion pills themselves?

Here is a bit of what Hey Jane says:

Abortion pills

Medication abortion ("abortion pills") is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy. It involves taking two FDA-approved medicines over a couple of days.

‍Mifepristone: The first of the two abortion pills. It will stop the pregnancy from growing by blocking the hormone progesterone.

Misoprostol: The second pill is taken 24-48 hours later. It causes the uterine cramping and bleeding to pass the pregnancy and empty the uterus.

This is the typical euphemism-rich language of the pro-abortion movement. You don’t kill the unborn child—you end a pregnancy. You don’t poison your body so that the baby is killed and you expel its dead body from your own. Rather, you induce cramping and bleeding to “pass the pregnancy and empty the uterus.” You have merely stopped a “pregnancy from growing.” Not a baby. Not a child. A pregnancy.

And if something goes wrong during this morally reprehensible process, you will have to get yourself to an emergency room—your cat won’t be able to drive you there. And if the baby you are trying to kill is still not dead but has been damaged by the pills Hey Jane has provided to you, you must ensure that the baby is killed for sure:

In the rare event that the treatment does not work, the abortion must be completed, since misoprostol has a small risk of birth defects. Additionally, if you have not passed the pregnancy after taking the medications, you may need to be evaluated at a healthcare facility to make sure you do not have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus).

If the medications don't work, you may be able to take another round of medicines or you will need to get an in-clinic procedural abortion

This all sounds very safe…

But hey, it’s such a great deal. You get, among other things:

Step-by-step instruction guide

A clinical team just a text away

Private peer-to-peer community forum

Free shipping in discreet packaging

So convenient!

It is not terribly surprising that there is no reflection on the morality of abortion from Hey Jane, but the tone deafness about such a serious matter and the cavalier dismissal of any qualms about it on the part of its potential users is still somewhat shocking:

There are many reasons a person may choose to have an abortion including health concerns, personal timing, or just feeling like they’re not ready to become a parent. This decision is very personal -- simply wanting an abortion is reason enough to have one.

The writer goes on:

Abortion is actually safer than childbirth and having your wisdom teeth removed. The medications used in a medication abortion are safer than taking penicillin or Tylenol!

Talk about morally vapid. Taking a life is not analogous to a tooth extraction.

If you needed evidence of how the pro-abortion movement is creating a world of social isolation for women, note that they are not even referred to as women in the sentence below:

We work toward the vision of having equitable healthcare, changing the status quo, and rebuilding the way people with uteruses experience healthcare.

Furthermore, as we have seen, Hey Jane actively discourages women from talking to anyone who might make the argument to a pregnant woman that depriving her baby of its life might not be the solution to the woman's problems. This is what Hey Jane is: abortion pills by mail, women reduced to the presence of a uterus and the equation of abortion with “healthcare.”

For a last glimpse into the mindset of Hey Jane, visit its online store and shake your head over the glorification of the abortion queens Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among other feminist icons. Mugs and T-shirts available. The money raised is for more abortions.

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