While most women believe that a chemical abortion is safe, the abortion industry often misinforms its patients. You may have heard of a chemical or medical abortion, but maybe you haven’t yet learned of the dangers involved. Here’s what’s important…
What is a chemical abortion?
A chemical abortion, also known as medical abortion, occurs when the abortion pills mifepristone and misoprostol are administered to and taken by the patient to end a pregnancy. According to Planned Parenthood, “mifepristone blocks your body’s own progesterone, stopping the pregnancy from growing, then you take the second medicine, misoprostol, either right away or up to 48 hours later and this medicine causes cramping and bleeding to empty your uterus.” However, what is not told to every patient is that the pain is much more than normal menstrual cramping.
Those who advocate for chemical abortions often de-emphasize the painful and traumatizing experience that is linked to the method later causing alarm in women when the process has begun. Oftentimes, abortion providers describe the process as “safe” and “near painless”, while patients have described the process as “savage” and “horrific” as they are rarely aware of all the facts.
- “I had no idea what was coming. No idea. The cramping was deep and very painful. I’ve had three children since then, and it felt like labor”, says Elizabeth a victim of the misinformation of the effects resulting from the abortion pill. Elizabeth was told that her pregnancy was not viable after a nurse showed her a still-shot image (not a live image) of her baby on an ultrasound machine. This caused her to believe that her baby lacked mobility along with any signs of growth and development.
- “There was my baby, in a toilet. This wasn’t fetal tissue [as she was told it would be]. This was a formed, recognizable, undeniable baby. My baby, says Tammi.
- “OB-GYN, Donna Harrison, [compares] the process (which is four times more likely to require medical intervention afterward), to ‘almost patient abandonment.’”
There is a way to reverse the abortion pill. However, abortion providers are not required by law or any ethics codes to disclose this information to their patients. The abortion pill reversal process stops a chemical abortion after it begins. To learn more about this process click here.
What are the risks?
- Incomplete abortion (which may then require a surgical abortion)
- Infection called clostridium sordellii – (Signs of infection: sore, tenderness in belly, weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever lasting over 24 hours)
- Digestive system discomfort
- To learn more about the risks of chemical abortions from experts and about the experiences of the women above click here.
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1. “The Abortion Pill.” Planned Parenthood, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/the-abortion-pill. Accessed February 27, 2020.
2. “What They Don’t Tell Women About Chemical Abortions Will Hurt You.” The Federalist, https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/07/what-they-dont-tell-women-about-chemical-abortions-will-hurt-you/. Accessed February 27, 2020.