Former Abortion Doctor Describes How the Abortion Pill Slowly Starves a Baby to Death

National   Steven Ertelt   May 4, 2016   |   3:04PM    Washington, DC

A former abortion practitioner who did 1,200 abortions but is now pro-life appears in a new video to describe how the mifepristone abortion drug works. The abortion pill, also known as Mifeprex or RU 486, slowly deprives a developing unborn baby of the nutrition she needs to survive.

Today, pro-life organization Live Action launched its latest video to expose the abortion industry’s lies about abortion pill RU-486 after President Barack Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently weakened the standards and put the lives of women at risk. Just last week, members of Congress — concerned that the FDA’s decision was based on politics instead of safety — asked the FDA to show the scientific evidence it used to justify loosening the guidelines for such a dangerous drug.

In this new video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, an OB/GYN who did over 1200 abortions, uses medically accurate animations inside the womb to show how the abortion pill slowly starves a baby to death over a period of days. He also details how developed the baby is at this early stage and the abortion pill’s potentially dangerous effects on the mother.

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“Despite the euphemisms that the abortion industry uses to dehumanize them, these children aren’t just ‘clumps of cells.’  At 10 weeks, a baby has arms and legs, and she can suck her tiny little thumb, open and close her jaw, stretch, and even sigh,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, whose group released the video.

Rose added, “Contrary to what the abortion industry tells women, chemical abortion isn’t a simple set of pills that make a pregnancy magically disappear.  An RU-486 abortion cuts off blood and nutrients to the growing preborn baby, slowly starving her inside the mother’s womb.  Then the mother takes another drug that causes intense contractions and heavy bleeding to force her dead baby from her womb.  She’s usually laboring at home without any medical supervision.”

Rose said the FDA’s expansion of RU-486’s use from seven weeks of pregnancy to 10 weeks is sure to increase the abortion industry’s clientele and guarantees triple the abortion pill’s failure rate of the old seven-week limit. She said this will

inevitably lead to more women being subjected to two abortions, as abortionists must then perform follow-up surgical abortions to complete the procedure.

“This latest FDA move isn’t about making things better for women, but about President Obama paying back an industry that has given him millions in campaign contributions and now wants something in return,” Rose concluded.

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