Amy Schumer slammed for lauding delivery of abortion pills by mail: 'Needs serious help'
Stand-up comedian Amy Schumer has faced the wrath of people online after she celebrated easy accessibility to abortion pills and said it’s like getting liposuction. The 40-year-old’s comment came following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement on Thursday, December 16, to send the pills through mail to the person in need without showing up personally. The decision was taken after a federal judge ordered it because of the coronavirus pandemic and fear of its rapid spread in healthcare settings.
Several people have welcomed the move, including Schumer, who took to Instagram to express her views. She wrote while tagging a book: “mifepristone is what the abortion pill is called. Also I got lipo around my c section after my hysterectomy decided to treat myself to a highly recommended guy name dr Jordan Terner. Do whatever you want to feel great about yourself safely. Always trying to keep it 💯also read the book caste!”
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The social media post of the ‘I Feel Pretty’ actress, who had her first child in 2019, has garnered more than 29K likes with a number of reactions. While some supported Schumer for her take on the delivery of the pills, there were many who opposed and questioned her views. A defender wrote, “Fantastic news!” Another one said, “great message and phenomenal book! I’m currently reading caste, myself.” “safety and doing what you need to to feel good about yourself. wise words,” the third one added.
But one of her critics stated, “That is a pretty serious pill. Even planned parenthood recommends a follow-up visit. I hope women are smart about it and seek medical attention afterwards even if purchasing without supervision.” The second one noted, “Murder by mail!!! How cool!!! You women need to seek EXTREME mental help. Look at the women prison population too!! 8-10x what it was 30 years ago!!! Seek some SERIOUS help!!!”
A user suggested, “My friend died from taking this drug. I do think it should be monitors (sic) for a woman’s health and well being.” Another one commented, “This is terrible news it means that women who want to get rid of the life inside them can do it easier just think about this what if your mother decided the same thing before you were born then you wouldn't have been born and you wouldn't be here think about it.” “It can still be banned at the state level because a doctor still needs to prescribe the pill via online or telephone appt (at minimum). It’s a step in the right direction, but certainly not the solution we’d hoped for,” the third user added.
Meanwhile, others who seemed happy with the new rule were American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) senior legislative counsel, Georgeanne Usova, who said: “The FDA’s decision to permanently remove the in-person pill pick-up requirement is a major step forward that will enable many more patients to get this safe and time-sensitive medication as soon as they are ready, without travel-related expenses and delay.” Planned Parenthood reacted as well, saying: “By eliminating medically unnecessary restrictions, patients in many states can access medication abortion in the privacy of their own home.”