Abortion Pill - Dangers, Deaths, New Studies & Reversals
What Is the Abortion Pill?
Whether you call it the abortion pill, RU-486, or a chemical or medical abortion, it is all the same and used to cause an abortion up to ten weeks of pregnancy. It is NOT Plan B or the morning after pill. It is completely different and quickly becoming the most used method and possibly the most dangerous way to abort a pregnancy.
It sounds simple, quick, and easy; but it has also been described as slow, bloody, and painful by those who have used this method.
The procedure requires two different types of medication taken at different times. A developing baby needs a hormone called progesterone to grow. The first pill, RU-486, is given at the abortion clinic, blocking the progesterone from reaching the unborn child; and the baby cannot survive without it. Within a couple of days the second medication is taken at home to cause contractions and expel the baby from the uterus, similar to a miscarriage.
Abortion Pill Deaths and Complications
According to an updated report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as of December 31, 2017, at least 22 women have died and thousands more have had complications after taking the initial pill (Mifepristone or Mifeprex). The causes of death include hemorrhage, toxic shock, liver failure, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, and sepsis. It is also expected that many more complications went unreported as women went to the ER rather than returning to the abortion clinic.
Abortion Stats Reveal Increased Complications With Increased Use of the Abortion Pill
Each state has its own statistical requirements for reporting abortions. Some are very limited, while others are very thorough. Ohio is one of those states which requires detailed statistics; and with the increased use of the abortion pill, they saw a corresponding increase in complications. 2017 saw a 87% increase in complications over 2014.
Complications included incomplete abortions, severe bleeding, failed abortions, and infections. In 2017 there were 76 surgical abortions in Ohio to complete abortions when the abortion pill failed to do the job.
Why the Use of Abortion Pills Is Increasing
First of all, abortion clinics are not hospitals. A hospital is where you go to cure an illness or repair an injury. Abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are in the business of performing abortions for profit.
To increase profits and keep costs down all businesses, including abortion clinics, look for the easiest way to operate. Abortion pills are far more cost effective for abortion clinics as they eliminate the need for expansive licensing for surgical abortions, employing physicians, surgical equipment, etc. Yet, the cost remains around $800. Highly cost effective with a much larger profit margin.
Dangerous Online Abortion Pills
Meanwhile, unscrupulous foreign websites are now offering abortion pills online. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating these sites as it is against US law to sell prescription drugs over the Internet. These drugs, many out of India, have not met FDA standards and can be very dangerous to use.
One website calls the pills safe but warns buyers to live within one hour of a hospital just in case they lose too much blood. This same website encourages women to lie about taking the abortion pill if they have to be hospitalized.
The FDA emphasizes that people who buy the abortion pill over the Internet are bypassing safeguards put in place to protect the health and safety of US citizens.
Abortion Pill Reversal
What if someone takes the first abortion pill and then regrets it and wants to stop the abortion? It can be done. It is called abortion pill reversal, first started by Drs. George Delgado and Matt Harrison.
The reversal method involves prescribing extra progesterone (Prometrium) which was taken away by the first pill. There are now 350 physicians nationwide who can do this procedure as well as a 24/7 hotline 1-877-558-0333 for women who have changed their minds.
In the beginning this was called fake news by abortion providers and proponents, but this is no longer the case. Prometrium is approved by the FDA and is routinely used to prevent miscarriages and premature labor with no side effects.
Even abortion advocates are questioning where this change of mind fits into their concept of choice for women. One abortionist, Dr. Christine Henneberg, even wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that to fall back on the argument that we do not have enough scientific evidence on reversal methods is a cop-out.
Just as narcotic overdoses can be reversed with a medication called Narcan, so can Prometrium reverse an abortion in progress. Women who change their minds really do have options.