The abortion pill is never far from the news, whether a recent Supreme Court ruling concerning FDA’s regulation of it – or politicians arguing over its everyday legality.

But it might surprise you to learn that a nearly one-hundred-year-old man is behind the evil and wickedness of it all.

97-year-old French endocrinologist and biochemist Dr. Étienne-Émile Baulieu has contributed to more than 60% of the abortions performed in America this past year – and hundreds of millions of deaths since the advent of Mifepristone, a.k.a. the abortion pill.

The drug Mifepristone, which Dr. Baulieu developed, blocks progesterone, which is necessary to keep a pre-born baby alive.

To characterize Dr. Baulieu’s background as uneven would be an understatement.

His father, Dr. Leon Blum, was a kidney specialist. Drafted into the German army during World War I, the enterprising doctor asked German soldiers to mail him postcards relaying their daily urine output. Claiming this was a health concern, the postmarks on the cards provided the French military with crucial intel on where the German soldiers were stationed. The sneaky doctor eventually escaped along with his family to France.

Dr. Blum died when Etienne was just three years old. As World War II began, the family escaped from Paris after Germany invaded France. The future Dr. Baulieu joined the French Resistance at the age of 15. He also joined the Communist party and remained a member until the Soviets invaded Hungary in 1956.

Incidentally, French Resistance officials recommended the teen change his name for his own protection. Émile Blum became “Étienne-Émile Baulieu” because he liked the fact that “Baulieu” means “beautiful.”

A yearlong fellowship at Columbia University Medical School brought him to America and in contact with a doctor who was working on oral contraception. The young medical student was intrigued. Believing “The best way to help society … was at the level of the individual,” Baulieu began pursuing the study of sex hormones.

“I’ve always wanted to help women,” Dr. Baulieu told an interviewer last year.

If only.

As a scientist working for a company named Roussel-Uclaf, Dr. Baulieu spearheaded hormonal experiments with guinea pigs. He eventually landed on a drug he named Roussel-Uclaf 38486, A.K.A. RU-486.

More animal experimentations followed. Then debates began raging. During a televised debate in France, a highly respected physician named Dr. Jérôme Lejeune characterized the drug as “the first anti-human pesticide.” He also predicted it would “kill more human beings than Hitler, Mao Zedong and Stalin combined.”

Dr. Lejeune was right. The French physician, who passed away in 1994, dedicated his life to protecting and advocating for children. He’s the physician credited with discovering that an extra twenty-first chromosome causes Down Syndrome.

“Life is a fact and not a desire,” Dr. Lejeune said. As the United Nations embraced and promoted abortion policies around the word, he boldly and bravely stated, “Here we see an institute of health turning itself into an institute of death.”

The evening of the day he made that declaration, Jerome Lejeune wrote to his wife: “This afternoon I lost my Nobel Prize.”

Dr. Baulieu has yet to win a Nobel Prize, though there’s been lots of buzz and a plenty of people who think he should. In fact, in 1989, he won the coveted Lasker Award, which promises to “shine a spotlight on fundamental biological discoveries and clinical advances that improve human health.”

The abortion pill doesn’t improve anything – it only kills and destroys.

After the Supreme Court reversed Roe in 2022, Dr. Baulieu called the decision “scandalous” – and said it “calls into question a fundamental right of women that we would have thought was legally, politically, and morally guaranteed.”

The contradictions surrounding the long life of Dr. Baulieu are startling and stunning: A doctor who helped usher in the ease, horror and ugliness of killing millions of preborn babies changes his name to “beautiful” … a doctor who has claimed he always wanted to help women has actually contributed to millions of their deaths … and a scientist who is feted for improving health has ruined it for millions all over the world.

Contrast that with the life of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, whose death on Easter Sunday in 1994 prompted Pope John Paul II to once reflect on his friend, “That the Heavenly Father should have summoned him on the very day of the Resurrection of the Lord must surely be no mere coincidence, but in itself a veritable sign.”


Photo from CNN.