911 Calls Jump 64% as Dangerous Abortion Pills Injure More Women at Home

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 30, 2022   |   11:15AM   |   London, England

An alarming new report out of England exposes the dangers of allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail, as the United States and United Kingdom both now do.

Along with killing about 150,000 unborn babies in the past two years, the mail-order abortion drugs have been linked to a huge increase in ambulance calls and reports of coercion and abuse across England, according to a GB News investigation.

The investigation found a 64-percent increase in emergency calls for abortion pill complications between 2019 and 2020, when England first began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail. The data comes from six ambulance services obtained through the British Freedom of Information law.

In some cases, calls for abortion-related emergencies more than doubled. According to the investigation, South Western Ambulance Service saw a 124-percent jump, from from 33 in 2019 to 74 in 2020; and calls to South East Coast Ambulance Service have been increasing every year, from 287 in 2019, to 386 in 2020, to 404 in 2021.

Approximately 150,000 unborn babies have been aborted with the mail-order abortion pills since March 2020, according to UK health statistics.

Abortion drugs are dangerous and can be deadly for the mother as well as her unborn baby. In the United States, the FDA has linked the abortion drug mifepristone to at least 26 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications between 2000 and 2018. However, under President Barack Obama, the FDA stopped requiring that non-fatal complications from mifepristone be reported. So the numbers almost certainly are much higher.

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In England, a former leader of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), an abortion chain, basically admitted that abortion activists have been deceiving women about their severity.

Former BPAS chief executive Ann Furedi told GB News: “There are misconceptions about using the abortion pill that suggest it’s like a heavy period. When actually it isn’t, there’s a lot more bleeding, and a lot more pain than most people would ever experience with their period. Unless people are really clear that what is happening and that’s normal, it’s easy to panic.”

Furedi said she believes the increase in emergency calls may be due to this misinformation.

The investigation did not include how many women suffered severe complications or died along with their unborn babies after taking the abortion drugs.

However, the problem has become so prevalent that some ambulance services have begun offering training specifically for abortion complications – including what to do if a baby is born alive.

Here’s more from the report:

The National Network of Designated Health Care Professionals have recorded cases of women taking abortion pills when they’re too far along in their pregnancy, resulting in a small number of aborted babies being born alive.

As a result, a whistle-blower from one ambulance service told GB News that their ambulance trust has spent £7,000 on making special mannequins [of unborn babies at various gestational ages] to train staff when confronted with this difficult situation.

Abortion drugs are not supposed to be used past 10 weeks of pregnancy. But without an ultrasound or any other medical supervision, women are taking the pills at home and aborting potentially viable, late-term babies.

One teenage mother recently shared her heartbreak and regret after taking the abortion pills, thinking she was still early in her pregnancy. She said she gave birth to a nearly fully-formed second-trimester baby boy at home, and he did not survive.

“If they scanned me and I knew that I was that far gone, then I would have had him,” she said.

Earlier this year, MP Carla Lockhart told Parliament about a leaked NHS email from a regional chief midwife who warned of the “escalating risk” of viable, late-term babies being born alive at home due to the mail-order abortion drugs. She said there were 12 cases where the babies showed “signs of life.”

Concerns about pregnant mothers being coerced or forced into aborting their unborn babies also are growing because of the new ease with which the drugs may be purchased.

Kirsty Deakin, of Solihull, told the news outlet that her abusive boyfriend forced her to order the abortion pills over the phone when they were in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I made the call to an abortion clinic sort of hoping they’d question my decision,” Deakin said. “Because I knew deep down, I didn’t want to do it. They didn’t even offer me a scan … I could have been anyone on the phone when I rang for the pills.”

Last year, U.S. President Joe Biden began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without direct medical supervision in America as well. Pro-life leaders believe similar problems are happening in the U.S., but less is known because the government does not record much data on abortions. A study, published in December in the journal “Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology,” found a “significant” gap in reports on abortion complications from mifepristone.

Another 2021 study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that the rate of abortion-related emergency room visits by women taking the abortion drug increased more than 500 percent between 2002 and 2015. And a 2009 study “Immediate Complications After Medical Compared With Surgical Termination of Pregnancy,” in “Obstetrics and Gynecology” found a complication rate of approximately 20 percent for the abortion drugs compared to 5.6 percent for surgical abortions. Hemorrhages and incomplete abortions were among the most common complications.