I was dismayed to see that Flying M Coffee — a staple for caffeine lovers in the Treasure Valley — dispenses free abortifacients in “reproductive health distro boxes” at its Boise and Nampa locations.
The abortifacient display boxes are stocked by Idaho Abortion Rights, a “mutual aid collective” that assists women in acquiring illegal chemical abortion drugs.
Misleadingly classified as “emergency contraception” by the FDA, abortifacients like ella, Julie, and Plan B are not legally classified as abortion pills, which are currently illegal to prescribe or administer in the State of Idaho.
But depending on the specific mechanism of action used, each of these abortifacients can end a pregnancy after conception:
- Plan B and Julie (also known as the morning after pill) can prevent the implantation of a zygote—a living human being in the earliest stage of the development
- In addition to preventing implantation after fertilization, ella can cause an abortion by depriving a developing baby of the pregnancy hormone progesterone
- Researchers have also found that ella is embryotoxic even at low doses and may cause some birth defects
These drugs don’t belong in community places like coffee shops—especially within reach of children. It’s time for Christians to send a message to the marketplace by voting with their dollars.
Click here to send an email telling Flying M that you won’t purchase their coffee until they stop distributing abortifacients that destroy new human life!