Abortion activists give the impression that abortion pills are some sort of wonder drug that erases a pregnancy with virtually no risks and little pain.
Of course, they choose to leave the unborn baby out of the picture and ignore all research showing very real, even deadly, risks to the mother.
On Tuesday, several groups pushing Ireland to legalize abortion gathered to promote the abortion drugs with their own biased research, including a claim that the drugs may be “safer than miscarriage.”
The Irish news site Joe reports the press conference included Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger, Dr. Abigail Aiken, a professor from Texas, and Rebecca Gomperts of the pro-abortion group Women on Web.
Together, they claimed abortion pills are a safe and “positive experience” for many women, according to the report.
Aiken interviewed 1,000 women who’d made use of the Women On Web service between 2010 and 2012. ….
Of the 1,000 women studied, 95% of them were found to be able to complete their abortion with the sole use of medication abortion.
Abortion through the use of medication may be obtained by the use of two pills. First is Mifepristone, a hormone which blocks the production of progesterone – a hormone needed during pregnancy.
Second is Misoprostol, a prostaglandin which causes contractions of the womb, similar to a miscarriage.
Gomperts’ research highlights that a medical abortion has the same health impact as a spontaneous miscarriage. She even argued that the use of abortion pills may even be deemed safer than a miscarriage, as you can plan it out rather than watch it unfurl spontaneously.
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Due to current law, Dr Aiken found that due to high levels of stress and feelings of shame, the majority of the women who sought abortion during a crisis pregnancy felt they could not go to their doctor with their struggles for fear of being judged or criminalised.
“There is currently no doctor/patient relationship when it comes to abortion in Ireland.”
Gomperts, whose group sends abortion drugs to women across the world, often illegally, dismissed the abortion risks that pro-lifers point to, including mental health problems, breast cancer and more. Though she never said it, she left the impression that the abortion drugs are basically risk free for the woman.
She claimed early abortions are “safer than driving a car.”
But the abortion drugs are inherently dangerous. Their purpose is to kill an unborn baby inside his or her mother’s womb. And despite what Gomperts and other abortion activists claim, they also can be dangerous for the mother.
In the United States, the abortion drugs are responsible for killing more than 2 million unborn babies since they were approved during the Clinton administration. At least 14 women also have died after taking the drugs.
Studies suggest the complication rate likely is much higher than abortion activists suggest. In 2012, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report indicated that 14 women in the United States died from using the mifepristone abortion drug and 2,207 women were injured by it. A Planned Parenthood study also found at least one woman is seriously injured from the abortion drugs daily.
Ireland, which has some of the best maternal health care in the world, does not need abortions to protect women’s health. Women and their unborn babies will be put at greater risk of danger if the country allows abortion on demand.