What is the Abortion Pill?
Whether you call it 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. Abortion pill abortions are done up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and cost up to $800 according to Planned Parenthood, depending upon where you live and whether you have insurance, etc.
How Does The Abortion Pill Work?
There is not just one pill; there are two medication abortion pills. Mifepristone, is the first pill taken and works by blocking the hormone progesterone produced in your own body, which is necessary for the normal growth of your baby and maintenance of your pregnancy. The second pills prescribed are called Misoprostol and are used several hours or days later to cause hard labor, thus ending the pregnancy by dispelling the body of the dead baby.
The first pill is given to the patient in a clinic by a doctor, nurse, or certified health care provider. The next pills to be administered are given to the patient to bring home and take when it is convenient for her to have the actual abortion. As she will experience heavy cramping and bleeding for several hours after taking these pills, the clinic will recommend that she be prepared to be at home where she can make herself as comfortable as possible, take pain medications, etc.
Abortion Pill Side Effects
There will be heavy bleeding much like a miscarriage, nausea, vomiting, and intense pain, often while she is alone if she has kept her abortion a secret. When the fetus comes out, it will be up to her to dispose of it. Patients are not told that when the abortion is complete they will be looking at the bodies, the eyes, the hands, etc., at home in their toilet bowls, shower drains, or underwear.
Patients are also advised to return to their healthcare provider one to two weeks later to be sure all of the fetal remains have been removed so there will not be an infection or a need for a surgical abortion.
Abortion pill experiences
What should I expect with a medication abortion?
I’m 16, and my boyfriend is 18. A week ago today I took the medical pill. Then Friday last week I took the four pills that make you basically go into abort. I started throwing up, and I felt the tissue come out. I looked in my underwear, and there was the baby fetus looking at me with one eye. It was horrible.
I now regret it greatly and wish I had my baby. I never thought I would regret it, but now I regret it more than anything, and not a day will go by that I won’t tell that child how sorry I am. I will never forget looking at my dead child and saying I’m so sorry while crying my eyes out.
Are chemical abortions safe?
This happened to me. I bled for 6 months straight. I paid $500 cash to bleed out for 6 months, only to find out there was still fetal tissue attached to my uterus that was causing active blood flow. I would suggest no one use the abortion pill. I ended up in surgery because of it.
Can there be complications from the abortion pill?
Someone very close to me used it and ended up in the hospital for 3 months with blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. She was 16 when this happened. She survived. Stay away from this pill ladies. It’s not worth your life. Planned Parenthood gives out this pill with no explanation of the serious side effects that can happen. Their followups are nonexistent. These women think this drug is safe. It is not.
How long will you bleed from RU-486?
When I took the pill it was a nightmare experience, and I was in pain bleeding for 2 days. I had to go back to the clinic a week later to get an ultrasound specifically to make sure there was no fetus left inside of me.
Abortion Pill Dangers and Deaths
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration report of 12/31/18 reported 24 deaths in the U.S. and 4,200 serious complications from abortion pills. It is unknown how many other complications and/or deaths go unreported. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/questions-and-answers-mifeprex The causes of death from the abortion pill included sepsis, hemorrhage, toxic shock, liver failure, and others.
Many teens want to keep a pregnancy a secret from their parents so the parents won’t know they are sexually active. If you believe this is just a pill to solve your problem and make your period start, it sounds like the perfect solution. However, you may have no idea what you are getting yourself into or how to recognize complications after having this medication abortion. This is why many states require parental consent or parental notification before an abortion on a minor.
Risks Of Abortion Pill
A case in point is 18-year-old Holly Patterson from San Francisco, California. Holly went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to quietly consider ways to handle a life change she wasn’t ready for. One week later, the 18-year-old lay dying on an emergency room table, the victim of complications after she took the drugs for the non-surgical abortion.
Her death has already caused her grief-stricken father to hope that the tragedy will encourage other women considering abortion to seek support, especially from their families.
Holly Patterson, who lived in the San Francisco suburb of Livermore, visited a Planned Parenthood clinic Sept. 10 to take the first pill. She followed the prescribed procedure for using RU-486, taking them at home the following day.
After experiencing bleeding and cramps so severe that she was unable to walk, her boyfriend rushed her to the hospital, where she was given painkillers and sent home. She was back in the hospital a few days later and died Sept. 17.
Monty Patterson said he learned from an attending physician at the hospital that she had died after a massive infection caused by fragments of the fetus left inside her uterus caused her to go into septic shock.
Abortion Pill After Effects and Complications
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 an 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.
Boyfriends Who Caused Abortion
Boyfriends Forcing Girls To Take The PillLook out for boyfriends who are pushing you to have an abortion. Abortion pills make it easy for them to slip into drinks or food to cause an abortion you might not want. There have already been numerous court cases and convictions of this happening.
Dr. Sikander Imran from Arlington, Virginia, placed four times the amount of abortion pills generally subscribed into the tea his girlfriend of three years was drinking because she refused to have an abortion. He was successful in killing her 17-week baby and ultimately pled guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Likewise, Scott Bollig from Wakeeney, Kansas, crushed up abortion pills and served it to his girlfriend in pancakes, killing her 10-week baby. Bollig is serving ten years in prison for his actions.
John Walden, the son of a prominent Florida doctor was able to get the abortion pills through the fertility clinic his father operated. After arranging for his girlfriend to have a prenatal exam at the clinic, he told her she had a bacterial infection and needed to take an antibiotic. He switched the labels on the drugs, giving her the abortion pills instead.
After experiencing excruciating pain, she went to the hospital and lost her baby. Walden later accepted a plea bargain, but the judge gave him the maximum sentence he could of 14 years in prison for his cowardly act.
Jeffrey Smith of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, decided to take matters into his own hands when is girlfriend refused to abort their child. He slipped abortion pills into her water bottle in an attempt to kill her unborn child.
Fortunately she noticed residue in the bottom of the bottle and did not drink from it. Instead she called the police. Smith has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child and is awaiting trial.
Abortion Pills Online
Be very, very aware of the dangers of buying abortion pills over the Internet. It is illegal in the U.S. to sell them over the Internet as they must be prescribed by s physician. In March, 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration told Internet out-of-country abortion pill providers to cease their advertising in the U.S., stating, the drug carries a risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects, including serious and sometimes fatal infections and prolonged heavy bleeding… https://www.fda.gov/drugs/warning-letters-and-notice-violation-letters-pharmaceutical-companies/warning-letters-2019
Risks Of Buying the Abortion Pill Online
One such 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 Reversals
What happens if you take the abortion pill (RU-486) and then change your mind? Suddenly you wish you hadn’t done it and no longer want an abortion. What can you do? Can you change your mind at this late point, or is your baby in an unstoppable death spiral from the first pill you took?
Reverse The Effects Of The Pill
The abortion pill (RU-486) has been available in the United States since 2000, and it has been estimated that one-quarter of the abortions performed each year, roughly 200,000, are medical abortions using the so-called abortion pills.
This method of abortion is performed in the early weeks of pregnancy and involves the ingestion of mifepristone (RU-486) which kills the baby, followed a couple days later by misoprostol, a drug which expels the now dead baby from the mother’s body.
Tragically, some women who took the first abortion pill and had second thoughts spent the next two days agonizing over their decision to abort their child; but the abortion was in process; and there was no turning back.
Then in December of 2012 NaProTechnology doctors published a study in the Journal of Pharmacotherpy about a procedure they had developed to reverse the abortion pill procedure midway through the process and halt the impending abortion.
They determined that by injecting the pregnancy hormone progesterone, they were able to counter the effects of the mifepristone, thus establishing an antidote for the abortion pill.
According to Debbie Bradel, the abortion pill reversal coordinator at Culture of Life Family Services, the impact of a medical abortion on the pregnant woman can be much more traumatic as the abortion is begun by the mother herself ingesting the pill rather than a doctor doing the procedure while she is under an anesthetic. This impact can result in enough guilt and remorse to want to stop the abortion.
As a result of his successful procedures, Dr. George Delgado established the Abortion Pill Reversal Project and created a network of 60 doctors across the country who are able to perform the abortion reversals. They can now be reached through their toll free hotline at 1-877-558-0333 or online at www.abortionpillreversal.com.
It is vitally important to get this information out to all women who are considering or having abortions by taking the abortion pill. They have every right to know that if they change their minds, there is a way to stop the abortion.
However, after checking online, there was no information at all from any abortion clinic offering medical abortions that this option was available if a woman changed her mind. There were no referrals to help these women.
Even though television commercials about powerful drugs are required to advise people of the possible complications and recommend that they see a physician when appropriate and even though similar warnings are listed on the backs of medications, there appears to be no such notice for women taking the abortion pill.
Many such warnings refer to complications as anxiety, depression, and feelings of despair; and those are exactly the feelings of these women. It seems only reasonable that they should be given the option of stopping their abortion if they so choose. After all, that is what choice is supposed to be about.
To understand how this can be done it is important to first understand the process that occurs in a medical (RU-486) abortion. In this type of non-surgical abortion the first pill called mifepristone is given at the Planned Parenthood or other abortion clinic and is used up until 10 weeks of pregnancy. Mifepristone counteracts the natural pregnancy hormone progesterone, which is critical to maintaining a pregnancy.
A Medical Discovery From Dr. George Delgado
Without progesterone the placenta fails, cutting off oxygen and nutrition to the baby, resulting in his/her death. The patient leaves the clinic after the first pill and is instructed to take the second pill, misoprostol, within the next two days. Misoprostol causes the contractions which will then expel the dead baby within several hours.
Having been first approached by a desperate girl who had taken only the first pill and then decided she wanted to stop her abortion, Dr. George Delgado from San Diego, California, tried a new technique he felt might work for her. Since it is the progesterone that is necessary to maintain the pregnancy, Dr. Delgado felt that if the patient was given high and frequent injections of progesterone, it just might counteract the mifepristone and stop the abortion.
A Successful Abortion Pill Reversal
This was followed up by further injections and ultrasounds to monitor the baby. His efforts produced the desired results, as the new mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy several months later.
After studying five other cases, Dr. Delgado published his medical protocol for reversing the abortion pill in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy in December 2012. Dr. Delgado revealed that the latest the treatment was successful was 72 hours after taking the first mifepristone and now estimates the success rate at 64% to 68%.
Dr. Delgado is the medical director at the Culture of Life Family Services, a Catholic family healthcare clinic and crisis pregnancy center in San Diego and is rapidly expanding the reach of the abortion pill reversal technique. He now has a network of 900 professional healthcare providers who are available 24/7. Check out the Abortion Pill Reversal technique and network by clicking here.
Dr. Delgado certainly has his work cut out for him, however, as California alone represents 17% of all the abortions nationwide. In fact, in California 23% of all pregnancies end in abortion, compared to the national average of 16.9%. Abortion clinics are advertising extensively in California as well.
Abortion Clinics Dominate Online Searches
For example, if you do a Google search for abortion in California, 15 to 16 abortion clinics will come up on the first page, compared to only 1 site offering alternatives to abortion. Some clinics focus their ads on the abortion pill and emphasize that the abortion can take place in the comfort of your own home. Many other clinics appeal to the college population offering no surgery options and RU-486. These clinics estimate that 30% of all abortions are now performed using the RU-486 pills.
Regardless of these statistics, the Abortion Pill Reversal Project (APR) under Dr. Delgado’s leadership is growing rapidly to offer another choice to girls who have second thoughts about ending their pregnancies. Anyone who has taken that first pill and then changed her mind can go online to www.abortionpillreversal.com or call their toll free hotline at 877-558-0333.
After stopping the abortion pill process they won’t just leave a girl to fend for herself. They have helped with housing, medical benefits, counseling, and basic necessities for the girls and their babies. Like pressing a rewind button, they are providing real choices to those who want and need them.
Prometrium is approved by the FDA
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.
- 1 What is the Abortion Pill?
- 2 Abortion pill experiences
- 3 Abortion Pill Dangers and Deaths
- 4 Boyfriends Who Caused Abortion
- 5 Abortion Pills Online
- 6 Abortion Pill Reversals