A 19-year-old Canadian woman died along with her unborn baby after taking the abortion pill last year, a leading Canadian pro-life organization discovered this week.
The tragic news comes as abortion activists push to expand the abortion drug mifepristone across the U.S. and Canada, claiming it’s “safer than Tylenol.” In actuality, the drug has been linked to the deaths of millions of unborn babies and dozens of mothers.
In the latest case, records from Health Canada show that a 19-year-old woman died of septic shock after taking the abortion drug, according to Campaign Life Coalition.
The government document shows that, on July 4, 2022, a hospital reported a 19-year-old female used the abortion drug Mifegymiso and died of “septic shock,” a known risk of the drug. Mifegymiso is a brand name for mifepristone, or RU-486, coupled with a second drug, misoprostol, which are used to abort unborn babies up to about 10 weeks.
The young woman’s death is believed to be the first maternal death linked to the abortion drug since it became available in Canada in 2017. A second woman died of septic shock in 2001 during Canadian trials for the drug; the trials were halted as a result, according to the coalition.
Although abortion activists claim the drug is extremely safe for women, reports of women’s deaths, data and studies show the opposite to be true. Even the Health Canada government website warns women that the abortion drug has serious risks, including death.
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Pete Baklinski, director of communications at Campaign Life Coalition, said the young woman’s and her unborn baby’s deaths are a tragedy that could have been prevented.
“This woman’s death and the death of her child are on Health Canada’s hands,” Baklinski told LifeNews. “This human pesticide is not only deadly to the smallest members of the human family, but to pregnant mothers as well. The abortion pill must be immediately pulled from the Canadian market. Health Canada must declare it an imminent hazard to public health.”
The coalition launched a petition this week urging the government to protect lives by revoking its approval of the deadly abortion drug. They also created a video to raise awareness about the young woman’s death and the need to protect other women and children from the abortion drug.
Baklinski told LifeNews that their organization warned Canadian health officials that women would die from the drug but they did not listen.
“I wish we could have been wrong about this,” he said. “Health Canada approved this deadly drug despite knowing that it kills preborn humans and sometimes, as in the case of this young woman, the mother, too.”
In the United States, at least 28 women’s deaths have been linked to the abortion drug, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In England, a recent GB News investigation also found a massive increase in emergency calls for abortion pill complications since the country began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail.
The drug mifepristone, typically used with a second drug, misoprostol, now is used to abort more than half of all unborn babies in the U.S. every year, or nearly half a million, according to the Guttmacher Institute. In the U.S., the FDA recommends their use up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, but some abortion businesses sell them later in pregnancy.
Studies indicate the risks of the abortion drug are more common than what abortion activists often claim, with as many as one in 17 women requiring hospital treatment. A recent 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.
Another new study from the University of Toronto, “Short-Term Adverse Outcomes After Mifepristone–Misoprostol Versus Procedural Induced Abortion,” published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that one in ten women who took the abortion pill had to go to the emergency room, according to Pregnancy Help News.
A group of U.S. doctors and medical associations recently sued President Joe Biden’s administration for its decisions to drop safety regulations for the abortion drug. They said administration officials skirted the safety review process and put lives at risk in their decision to allow abortion businesses to sell abortion drugs through the mail.
Abortions are not safe for mothers or unborn babies. The purpose of an abortion is to kill an unborn child, but sometimes mothers die, too. Abortion activists often down-play the risks and claim abortions are extremely safe when they are legal, but the evidence indicates that legalizing abortion only destroys more lives.
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