The Truth About Chemical Abortion
Back in the day, the “Pill” referred to contraception. Nowadays, there’s a new pill that induces abortions. Elizabeth Nash, state director for the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion group, claims the abortion pill, aka chemical abortion, is “safe and effective and can be easily provided through telehealth.” That’s a lie.
Here are some facts:
- From 2004-2016, abortion advocates have pushed chemical abortion to such an extent that it is now responsible for 41% of abortions. Chemical abortion rates grew nearly 74% over that 12-year period.
- As a result of chemical abortion pills there have been 24 reported maternal deaths.
- The FDA has received over 4,000 reports of adverse events from women experiencing hemorrhage, excruciating abdominal pain, and severe life-threatening infections from taking the abortion pill. The true number of adverse events is likely underreported because women experiencing adverse effects from chemical abortions are likely to seek care at emergency rooms, which are not required to report adverse events to the FDA.
Chemical abortion is not safe for women. DIY abortion exposes women to the deadly risks of the abortion pill without informed consent. The ease of telehealth prescriptions allows minors, abusers, and sexual predators to obtain this lethal drug and administer it without ramifications.
“It’s absolutely outrageous that the abortion industry–which claims to be all about women’s health–is pushing for wider and less regulated use of the abortion pill,” says Susan S. Arnall, the Right to Life League’s Director of Outreach and Engagement.
“When it is effective, the abortion pill results in the death of a baby in the womb. And chemical abortion may also take the life of the mother as well or leave her with long-lasting health and fertility problems. There is no health benefit to chemical abortion, and the abortion industry needs to stop lying to the public and claiming that there is.”