Glamour Magazine calls it the DIY abortion.
Planned Parenthood makes it look like it’s as easy as popping two pills.
The striking number of medication abortions in our state and its growing popularity nationwide forecast the possibility this may be a growing trend.
It turns out, 28.5% of abortions in Illinois in 2016 were chemical/medical abortions. That’s 10,940 abortions. 35% of those abortions took place in the city of Chicago.
But what’s the real story behind the abortion pill? Is it really as simple as 1, 2, 3?
Here are the facts:
Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, who performed over 1,200 abortions, explained in a special interview the reality of the medication abortion/abortion pill.
[Caution: The following information contains graphic descriptions.]
The woman is given Mifopristone, or RU-486 at the clinic. This chemical blocks the natural hormone produced in a woman’s body when she is pregnant (progesterone) and breaks down the lining of the uterus. The baby, whose heart is already beating, is starved to death and dies in the mother’s womb.
24-48 hours later, the woman takes the second pill – Misoprostal (or Cytotec) – at home and alone, without doctor supervision. This pill forces the woman into labor, causing severe cramping, contractions, and heavy bleeding, which can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. As Dr. Levatino describes, the woman is left to suffer alone and will eventually give birth to her dead baby.
Planned Parenthood says that a hot shower, a heating pad, and some ibuprofen should do the trick and get the woman back on her feet and back to school/work right after. Easy, right?
Not so fast….
As the Doctor explains, bleeding lasts on average 9-16 days. 1 in every 12 women experience bleeding more than 30 days, and 1 in every 100 women require hospitalization. Other side effects from the abortion pill include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and headaches.
Sadly, the abortion pill has even been known to cause maternal deaths, often due to infection or undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.
A recent study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who have medical abortions have a four-fold higher risk for complications and problems. Here are testimonies from several women who have taken the abortion pill.
Keep in mind, the abortion pill is a medical abortion performed during the 1st trimester, up to the 10th week of pregnancy. At this point, an unborn child’s heart is already beating (detectable at 21 days), his or her brain and organs are growing, and he or she has all 10 fingers and 10 toes. The abortion pill not only wreaks havoc on a woman’s body, but destroys the other human being growing within.
There is nothing simple, easy, and safe about the abortion pill, and Planned Parenthood, Glamour Magazine, and the abortion industry need to stop trying to paint over the truth.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a woman has taken the first abortion pill and decides she wants to save her baby’s life, it may not be too late! It is possible (if she acts fast) through abortion pill reversal (APR). You can learn more about this new, life-saving treatment here.