Oregon Planned Parenthood to Begin Selling Women Dangerous Abortion Drug

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 24, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Oregon Planned Parenthood to Begin Selling Women Dangerous Abortion Drug

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 24
, 2010

Eugene, OR (LifeNews.com) — A Planned Parenthood affiliate in southwestern Oregon will begin selling the dangerous abortion drug to women that has already claimed the lives of more than 13 women worldwide and injured thousands more. Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon will sell the mifepristone drug to women starting next month.

A study last year found 20 percent of women using the abortion drug face medical complications.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cynthia Pappas informed media outlets the abortion business will sell the abortion drug to women whose pregnancies are not yet at the ninth week.

Pappas said the coming retirement of more abortion practitioners makes it so Planned Parenthood needs to look more closely at increasing access to the dangerous abortion drug. She also indicated the decision makes abortion more available to rural women.

The Register Guard newspaper also indicates Pappas said nurse practitioners working at Planned Parenthood centers will be able to dispense the abortion drug even though the FDA recommends that it be given out under the supervision of a licensed physician.

With 28,000 customers and eight centers from Eugene to Ashland, Pappas will likely sell a large number of the abortion drugs, which come in a two part process that first starves the unborn child to death and then expels the body of the dead baby.

Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Gayle Atteberry told the newspaper she was disappointed to learn the abortion drug is coming to that part of the state and that it kills an unborn child in the same way as a surgical abortion.

“We’re totally opposed to that. It kills a baby just as much as a surgical abortion does,” she said.

Because Oregon does not have a parental involvement law, Atteberry worries pregnant teenagers may be more likely to have an abortion because the abortion drug makes it easier for them to hide their pregnancy and abortion from their parents.

In fact, in 2009, a high school basketball coach near Portland was charged with five counts of sexual abuse involving a 17-year-old girl he oversaw as a coach. Police arrested Howard Avery, 51, and charged him with three counts of sexual abuse and other charges.

The court documents make it clear that the sexual acts were done without consent and involve statutory rape since the girl is underage.

The acts weren’t the first time since Avery admitted to the Oregonian newspaper in years past that he had sexual relationships with other students.

He said he had a sexual relationship with one student in the 1990s and paid for her to have an abortion when she became pregnant as a result.

But Pappas claimed the abortion business urges teens to contact their parents — even though undercover videos show they have helped conceal cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape.

In Oregon in 2007, 12,000 women had abortions.

Related web sites:
Oregon Right to Life – https://www.ORTL.org
Lane Pregnancy Support Center – https://www.lanepregnancy.org

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