11 Babies Die After Pregnant Women Given Viagra in Bizarre Study

International   Micaiah Bilger   Jul 26, 2018   |   12:47PM    Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch researchers quickly canceled an experimental study on pregnant women this month after 11 babies died during the study.

Fox News reports the research involved pregnant women whose unborn babies showed signs of underdevelopment and the drug sildenafil, a blood pressure and erectile dysfunction drug commonly known as Viagra.

Researchers at the Amsterdam University Academic Medical Center were studying if the drug would increase blood flow to the placenta and help the unborn babies grow, according to the report.

Instead, the research turned out to be disastrous.

So far, 11 babies out of approximately 90 have died of lung-related problems after their mothers took the drug, the report states. About 15 more mothers have not yet given birth, the researchers said.

Here’s more from the report:

“Previous studies have shown that sildenafil would have a positive effect on the growth of babies. The first results of the current study showed that there may be adverse effects for the baby after birth,” the AMC said.

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Yet the results showed that 17 babies were born with lung conditions and 11 died. Among the roughly equal control group, just three babies had lung problems and none died.

Among the women taking sildenafil, 11 of the babies died due to “a possibly related lung condition” that caused high blood pressure in the lungs and may have resulted from reduced oxygen levels.

An interim analysis found that the chance of blood vessel disease in the lungs “appears to be greater and the chance of death after birth seems to have increased. The researchers found no positive effect for the children on other outcomes,” the AMC said.

The tragic results and the overall study point to an extremely troubling hypocrisy in our culture about the value of human life before birth. While studies like these explore how to help save unborn babies’ lives – and our culture mourns when they go drastically wrong, every day, thousands of unborn babies are electively and legally killed in abortions.