Police are investigating the discovery of the remains of a baby found inside a drainage pipe by a tenant of a south Texas apartment complex.
According to the Mission Police Department, a tenant was working to unclog a pipe in their apartment in January when he found the remains. Police believe the remains may have come from a chemical abortion and were originally flushed down the toilet.
"Though the information is scarce on this case, it's clear that an infant's body has not been handled with dignity and care, and as Students for Life and SFLAction have noted, the advice to flush human remains can harm aquatic, animal and even plant life," said Students for Life Action vice president of media and policy Kristi Hamrick.
Previously the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected an SFLA and SFLAction's Red Bag Medical Waste citizen's petition that called for better safety standards for abortion pills, including the environmental impact of disposing of chemical abortion remains.
"The Biden administration's push for online distribution of abortion pills exposes women to injury, infertility, death and abusers, who can get the drugs to use on mothers without their knowledge or consent," Hamrick added. "The list of harms continue as we look deeper into how sending human remains as policy into our wastewater is impacting all of us."
In an interview with The Christian Post, two women shared their experiences with using abortion pills, saying the experience was "traumatizing."
"There is nothing natural or safe about it," Krissy Spivey told The Christian Post. "Essentially, you become your own abortionist."
"Your safe place, whether it be your home or your workplace, becomes a graveyard. The emotional toll that it takes, the trauma that happens in those places that are supposed to feel safe. ... You're robbed of so much more than the life of your child. You're robbed of your safe place," she added.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.