Irish Member of Parliament Breaks Law to Purchase Abortion Pills

International   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Dec 18, 2014   |   5:56PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

TD Ruth Coppinger, a Dublin West Deputy, has said she’s “helped” around two dozen women buy abortion pills online. Currently, the deadly pills are illegal in Ireland; however, Coppinger believes the negative medical reports about the pills are not concerning because she’s conducted her own research.

ruthcoppingerCoppinger added that “any miscarriage there can be heavy bleeding and severe pain” and “There’s nothing easy about having an abortion or about using these pills.” Apparently the deputy believes her own medical research is more important than real medical evidence.

According The Journal, in October an investigation revealed that the number of seizures of the pills had more than doubled in the first ten months of the year, with more than 1,000 tablets found. Coppinger said that generally the women seeking abortion pills are working class women” and who “under no circumstances would have been able to pay to travel to Britain and to pay for accommodation.”

Dr. Sam Coulter Smith, the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, commented on the dangers of the abortion inducing drugs. He said, “If you are administering these drugs at the wrong dose and at the wrong intervals or by the wrong route then there is a risk of perforation in that situation and that is a very serious complication. We have seen people who have taken drugs to induce miscarriage, induce abortion, absolutely yes.”

Tragically, not only is this deputy helping women kill their babies, she’s also endangering their lives. As LifeNews previously reported, fourteen women in the United States alone have been killed as a result of the mifepristone abortion pill, but the maker of the drug in Europe is saying 29 women have died.

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In a Food and Drug Administration report in 2011, the abortion pill hospitalized 612 women, 339 experienced blood loss significant enough to require a transfusion, 256 experienced infections and 48 women experienced what the FDA labeled as “severe infections.” The drug can also causes sepsis, which is an infection that can be lethal.

Additionally, last year the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill passed in Ireland making it illegal to “intentionally destroy unborn human life”; and anyone convicted can be sent to prison for up to 14 years. But this doesn’t concern Coppinger because she believes the Irish State won’t want to prosecute people over abortion pills. She said, “I think that the Irish State is happy to brush this under the carpet.”