According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at least 22 women have been killed by abortion pills, and thousands more have been injured.
After receiving “reports of serious adverse events in women” taking the pill, the FDA updated its guidance on mifepristone, or Mifeprex, the drug given to women in the first stage of a medical abortion. Women take mifepristone in conjunction with misoprostol to terminate an unborn child up to 70 days since their last menstrual period.
“As of December 31, 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,” reads the FDA guidance.
Since 2000, thousands of women have suffered serious complications from Mifeprex. “Between 2000-2012, there were 2740 cases with any adverse event (an average of 228 per year.) In the last five years, there have been 1445 – or an average 289 per year. This includes 273 hospitalisations, 182 cases of blood loss so severe transfusions were needed, and 103 infections,” reports Life News.
As noted by the pro-life site, this number is likely to be higher than the report shows, since not all women who suffer complications notify their abortion provider or disclose the use of the pill to emergency services.
Meanwhile, abortion activists are pushing for easier access to the drug, particularly on college campuses, in the name of feminism, of course.