August 8, 2018 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) – Abortion supporters appear determined to ignore the dangers of DIY abortion in their support to license abortion pills for home consumption. BPAS Chief Executive Ann Furedi recently branded abortion pills “safe and simple” in a Spiked Magazine article this week.
With an array of pro-abortion publications peddling the same message, they also appear to possess the same blind-spot. Whilst repeating snappy slogans such as 'we trust women' they refuse to acknowledge the 24 women who consumed abortion pills and are now dead. The cause of death? Abortion pills. The same pills branded 'safe and simple' by Furedi.
Two women in the United Kingdom have been killed by abortion pills in the past five years according to the 2017 abortion statistics. The same statistics also exposed that medical abortions hold a higher complication rate compared to surgical abortions. Complications include sepsis and haemorrhaging.
It was only this year that the Food and Drug Administration updated their guidance to reveal the disturbing fact that 22 American women have been killed by abortion pills. The official website stated: “As of December 2017, there were reports of 22 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 2000, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal.”
It is reported that the deceased women perished from a range of complications associated with the abortion pills including; liver failure, sepsis, toxic shock syndrome and haemorrhaging.
Indifference to suffering
However, the FDA report further described the appalling side effects inflicted upon women taking the pills. Between 2000-2012, there were 2740 cases of severe complications. In the last five years, there have been 289 complications each year including, 273 hospitalisations,103 infections and 182 cases of blood loss resulting in urgent transfusions.
It appears that publications and providers such as Furedi simply refuse to acknowledge findings that do not match their agenda of liberalising abortion. The deaths of women are disregarded and the suffering of thousands ignored.
SPUC Director of Communications and Campaigns Michael Robinson said: “It is perplexing that women who claim to care for their fellow women refuse to acknowledge 24 of their sisters now dead and continue to reject the suffering of thousands.”
SPUC Scotland's legal challenge on the Scottish Governments policy of providing abortion pills at home was heard in May and a judgement is expected around the end of August.
Published with permission from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.