RU-486 Abortion Killing Pill
My (Joanna's) teenage daughter (left) who does NOT like her photo taken! She was born when I was 18 and after I told family members to *get lost* after they told me to get an abortion!!
RU-486 Drug Information
Serious and sometimes fatal infections and bleeding occur very rarely following spontaneous, surgical, and medical abortions, including following Mifeprex* use. No causal relationship between the use of Mifeprex and misoprostol and these events has been established. Before prescribing Mifeprex, inform the patient about the risk of these serious events and discuss the MEDICATION GUIDE and the PATIENT AGREEMENT. Ensure that the patient knows whom to call and what to do, including going to an Emergency Room if none of the provided contacts are reachable, if she experiences sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or syncope, or if she experiences abdominal pain or discomfort or general malaise (including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol.
Atypical Presentation of Infection. Patients with serious bacterial infections (e.g. Clostridium sordellii) and sepsis can present without fever, bacteremia or significant findings on pelvic examination following an abortion. Very rarely, deaths have been reported in patients who presented without fever, with or without abdominal pain, but with leukocytosis with a marked left shift, tachycardia, hemoconcentration, and general malaise. A high index of suspicion is needed to rule out serious infection and sepsis (see WARNINGS).
Bleeding. Prolonged heavy bleeding may be a sign of incomplete abortion or other complications and prompt medical or surgical intervention may be needed. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding (see WARNINGS).
Contraindications of RU-486
Administration of Mifeprex and misoprostol for the termination of pregnancy (the treatment procedure) is contraindicated in patients with any one of the following conditions:
Confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy or undiagnosed adnexal mass (the treatment procedure will not be effective to terminate an ectopic pregnancy) (see WARNINGS);
IUD in place (see INDICATION AND USAGE);
Chronic adrenal failure;
Concurrent long-term corticosteroid therapy;
History of allergy to mifepristone, misoprostol or other prostaglandin;
Hemorrhagic disorders or concurrent anticoagulant therapy;
Because it is important to have access to appropriate medical care if an emergency develops, the treatment procedure is contraindicated if a patient does not have adequate access to medical facili¬ties equipped to provide emergency treatment of incomplete abortion, blood transfusions, and emergency resuscitation during the period from the first visit until discharged by the administering physician.
Excessive Vaginal Bleeding and RU-486
Vaginal bleeding occurs in almost all patients during a medical abortion. Prolonged heavy bleeding (soaking through two thick full-size sanitary pads per hour for two consecutive hours) may be a sign of incomplete abortion or other complications and prompt medical or surgical intervention may be needed to prevent the development of hypovolemic shock (see BOXED WARNINGS). Patients should be counseled to seek immediate medical attention if they experience prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding following a medical abortion.
According to data from the U.S. and French trials, women should expect to experience vaginal bleeding or spotting for an average of nine to 16 days, while up to 8% of all subjects may experience some type of bleeding for 30 days or more. Bleeding was reported to last for 69 days in one patient in the French trials. In general, the duration of bleeding and spotting increased as the duration of the pregnancy increased.
Excessive vaginal bleeding usually requires treatment by uterotonics, vasoconstrictor drugs, curettage, administration of saline infusions, and/or blood transfu¬sions. In the U.S. trials, 4.8% of subjects received administration of uterotonic medications and nine women (1.0%) received intravenous fluids. Vasoconstrictor drugs were used in 4.3% of all subjects in the French trials, and in 5.5% of women there was a decrease in hemoglobin of more than 2 g/dL. Blood transfusions were administered in one of 859 subjects in the U.S. trials and in two of 1800 subjects in the French trials. Since heavy bleeding requiring curettage occurs in about 1% of patients, special care should be given to patients with hemostatic disorders, hypocoagulability, or severe anemia.
Sepsis and RU-486
As with other types of abortion, cases of serious bacterial infection, including very rare cases of fatal septic shock, have been reported following the use of Mifeprex (see BOXED WARNINGS). No causal relationship between these events and the use of Mifeprex and misoprostol has been established. Physicians evaluating a patient who is undergoing a medical abortion should be alert to the possibility of this rare event. In particular, a sustained fever of 100.4°F or higher, severe abdominal pain, or pelvic tenderness in the days after a medical abortion may be an indication of infection.
A high index of suspicion is needed to rule out sepsis (from e.g. Clostridium sordellii) if a patient reports abdominal pain or discomfort or general malaise (including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol. Very rarely, deaths have been reported in patients who presented without fever, with or without abdominal pain, but with leukocytosis with a marked left shift, tachycardia, hemoconcentration, and general malaise. Most of these deaths occurred in women who used vaginally administered misoprostol.
Adverse Reactions to RU-486
Abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, fatigue, back pain, uterine haemorrhage, fever, viral infections, vaginitis, rigors (chills and shaking), dyspepsia, insomnia, asthenia, leg pain, anxiety, anemia, leukorrhea, sinusitis, syncope, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, decrease in haemoglobin, pelvic pain, fainting. Post-marketing side-effects include allergic reaction (hives, itching), low blood pressure, light headedness, loss of consciousness, post-abortion infection, shortness of breath, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hematometra and a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that was undetected because the woman thought she had had an abortion.
Source for Drug Information: http://www.earlyoptionpill.com/section/health_professionals/prescribing_information
Women Killed By RU-486 Abortion Pill
Manon Jones, 18
A 'bubbly' A-level student died when an abortion went tragically wrong.
Manon Jones, 18, was given two powerful drugs to terminate the six-week pregnancy.
After her condition deteriorated she went to hospital, but doctors were distracted by another emergency and delayed giving her a life-saving blood transfusion for more than four hours.
Her mother told an inquest of the 'worst hours of my life' before medical staff turned off her life-support.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1026005/Mothers-heartbreak-A-level-student-dies-weeks-taking-abortion-drugs.html#ixzz1UTWuLouP
Abortion Pill Linked to 10 Deaths (written in 2006)
Use of an abortion pill linked to 10 deaths has more than doubled in just two years, worrying new figures show.
Britain's biggest provider of terminations Bpas said around 9,000 women took the tablet at its clinics last year.
This is a dramatic rise on 2003 when just 3,685 women who went to the charity for a termination used the abortion pill.
If this trend is repeated through all providers of the pill RU-486 throughout the UK it means more than 50,000 women may now be taking it annually.
The Government has thrown its weight and cash behind efforts to increase access to early abortions, which often involve using the pill.
But campaigners last night warned the abortion pill has already claimed 10 lives and if its use continues to rise it may lead to many more deaths.
Earlier this year it emerged that three British women have died after taking the abortion pill and a further 79 had adverse reactions to the pill since 1991.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-388105/Number-women-taking-suspect-abortion-pill-doubles.html#ixzz1UTY1N3WQ
Vaginal Use of Abortion Pill Increases it's Lethality
Researchers here think they may have finally found at least part of the reason why eight women died of acute Clostridial infection following medical abortion with mifepristone (Mifeprex) and misoprostol (Cytotec).
Seven of the women, all of whom died of shock complicating clostridial endometritis, had used the companion drug misoprostol off-label as a vaginal suppository, rather than taking it via the approved oral route, noted David Aronoff, M.D., of the University of Michigan, and colleagues.
At least in rats, vaginal use of the drug dramatically increases the lethality of Clostridium sordellii, which was the infective agent in six of the cases.
Abortion Pill Kills 16 Year Old Girl in Portugal
he dangerous RU 486 (mifepristone) abortion drug has caused yet another death in Europe by subjecting a 16-year-old girl in Portugal to a deadly infection that claimed her life. The infection is the same as one that took the lives of several women in the United States, who used the abortion pill.
The Portuguese girl in question died after an abortion with the RU 486 abortion drug caused Clostridium sordellii septic shock. Although girls have died in European nations the United Kingdom, France and Sweden from using the abortion drug, this represents the first case of the rare but deadly infection claiming the life of someone taking the abortion pill as happened in the United States.
Holly Patterson, 18
A TEENAGER has died after taking the controversial abortion pill.
The death of 18-year-old Holly Patterson in California is the fifth so far. None has been reported in the UK, where the pill is used widely.
Holly suffered bleeding and severe pain.
Source: The Sun, 24th September 2003 - http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article144268.ece
Rebecca Tell Berg, 16
This girl was healthy with no pre-existing conditions when she took the abortion pill to end her 7 week pregnancy. She was given the appropriate dose. She began suffering severe pain and bleeding heavily. She was given pain medication and kept in hospital for 8 hours. Several days later she phoned the hospital but was told she could bleed for 2 weeks so she did not go in. 8 days following her abortion she was found dead in the shower.
She bled to death.
Oriane Shevin, 34
This mother of two died 14th June 2005 after the abortion pill caused sepsis.
Hoa Thuy Tran, 21
Died 2003 after taking the abortion pill, which caused septic shock. Her family sued Planned Parenthood who had supplied the drug.
Above three deaths sourced from: http://www.lifeissues.org/ru486/deaths.htm
Deaths after Surgical Abortion
Alesha Thomas, 15
A sexual health organisation is reviewing its procedures after the death of a 15-year-old girl who had an abortion at one of its clinics.
Alesha Thomas was allowed to leave the Marie Stopes International clinic in Leeds in July 2007 without antibiotics.
Five days later the Huddersfield teenager died from a heart attack due to the infection toxic shock syndrome.
Source: BBC News, 26 March 2009 - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/7966829.stm
Sarbjit Lall, 29
A MOTHER of three who had an abortion because she did not want another daughter died from complications after the operation, a Leeds inquest was told yesterday.
Sarbjit Lall, 29, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, who had three young daughters, had the termination at St James's Hospital in Leeds when she was 18 weeks pregnant. The operation went well, but she died three days later after suffering massive internal bleeding and a heart attack.
Source: The Independent, 4 March 1994 - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/mother-who-did-not-want-girl-died-after-abortion-1426829.html
17 Year old Girl, Name Unknown
A 17-year old student of the St. Anthony Senior High School at Nkwakaw in the Eastern Region, Akua Tina, has died after trying to abort a 5-month old baby according to reports.
The 2nd year student was said to have had her baby aborted at the Adom wo wiem clinic at Akyem Asunafo in the Atiwa district of the Eastern Region but met her untimely death on Saturday August 22. However, her body has been deposited at the Tafo Government Hospital in Koforidua.
Source: Peace FM online, 26 August 2009 - http://news.peacefmonline.com/social/200908/25431.php
Miss Onwuzuruigbe, 18
Homicide detectives at Panti, Yaba, have began investigation into the death of a teenager, Uju Onwuzuruigbe, who allegedly died from complications arising from an unsafe abortion.
Miss Onwuzuruigbe, 18, bled to death on October 22 at her parents house at Shuribu, in Ajangbadi, few days after an auxiliary nurse, identified as Joy Temi, performed an abortion for her. Her parents reported the matter to the police; and subsequently her lover, Peter Chukwunakwe, and the nurse were arrested.
16 Year old Girl, Name Unknown
A 16-year-old woman died at a medical hospital in Moscow after an abortion. The incident took place on February 17. The surgery went well, but the young woman felt very bad soon after the procedure was finished. She lost her consciousness and died, Life News website reports.
Personnel of the clinic wrapped the unconscious patient in bed sheets and took her to the neighboring building, a larger hospital. The woman died in the intensive care unit. Emergency physicians said, though, that the woman had already been dead when she was delivered to the hospital.
Doctors of the private clinic said that the patient had died of acute cardiovascular insufficiency and intensive blood loss.
Tragic incidents in private clinics occur on a regular basis in Moscow. A criminal case was filed against a gynecologist of a private clinic: the doctor has been charged with inadvertent manslaughter.
Salma Akter, 18
An Arakanese Rohingya girl died following an abortion on December 2. She was pregnant after an illicit relationship with Nasaka (Burmas border security force) personnel of Taung Bazaar Nasaka camp, according to a villager from Taung Bazar.
After the Nasaka order, the young girl accompanied by her mother went to the local quack for medicine and a local woman for abortion. But, the medicine led to severe pain. She died. Without any inquiry, the body was buried in a village cemetery.
Sonia Nagarkoti, 17 (Married)
A 17-year-old married girl died soon after being administered an anaesthetic injection before an abortion process on Monday morning.
Newly-married Sonia Nagarkoti (Lama), a resident of Rasuwa, had gone to the Miteri Pharmacy in Goldhunga in the Capital to terminate her pregnancy. Lama, a housemaid who had been currently living in the Goldhunga area with her husband, fell unconscious within minutes after the pharmacy owner administered the anaesthetic that had expired to conduct an abortion.
She never regained consciousness, DSP Dibash Lohani said. Lama was then rushed to the Balaju-based Janamaitri Hospital where she was declared dead. Police said Lamas husband had recently returned home from abroad and they had consulted the pharmacy owner after they decided to carry out an abortion.
Source: The Kathmandu Post, 2nd May 2011 - http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2011/05/02/metro/girl-dies-trying-to-abort-foetus/221246.html
Christin Gilbert, 19 (With Downs Syndrome)
Christin was given a THIRD trimester abortion. She had NOT given consent for this as they considered she was unable to do so due to her disability, although she was intelligent enough to graduate high school and be a member of the soft ball team.
It took several days to kill the fetus and dilate the cervix so she visited the clinic for several days, staying in a motel at night. On January 12, 2005, the staff said she was dehydrated and she was given IV fluids and sent back to the motel. he had numerous episodes of vomiting, and lost consciousness several times. Rather than call an ambulance or take her to the hospital, Christin's family waited until morning and took her to Tiller's clinic.There she went into cardiac arrest. Tiller employee Marguerite Reed called 911.
mbulance staff resuscitated Christin, then transported her to the hospital. She was pumped full of antibiotics to try to treat the underlying sepsis that evidently had caused the cardiac arrest, but to no avail. She died that day of systemic organ failure.
Tamiia Russell, 15
he facility vaginally inserted laminaria, a seaweed used to begin dilation. Russell was sent home, where she confessed to her family that she was pregnant and had begun the abortion procedure.
When her mother and aunt called WomanCare, they said the abortion could not be stopped once the laminaria is inserted.
However, according to eMedicine Journal, though there are some medical risks, pregnancies have safely been carried to term after laminaria insertion and removal. In fact, many crisis pregnancy centers offer laminaria removal for women who have changed their minds after beginning an abortion procedure.
Russells mother drove her daughter to the abortion facility the next day to finish the abortion, which was performed by Alberto Hodari. Upon her return home, she experienced severe bleeding so much so she soaked an entire mattress, Redden told LifeNews.com.
WomanCare told her family that such bleeding was normal following an abortion, and not to take her to the hospital.
Concerned for Russell, the family called paramedics who rushed her to Sinai-Grace Hospital. died on the way to the Hospital.
14 Year old Girl, Name Unknown
Police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl at a city hospital, reportedly from a botched abortion.
The teenager hailed from a village on the West Coast of Berbice. Reports reaching this newspaper stated that the teen had disappeared from her home sometime last year.
Her mother told investigators that she had sent her daughter over at a neighbour and the child did not return home.
It is not clear if the mother had made a missing person report.
However, sometime last week the teenagers mother received information that her daughter was hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital.
When she checked she confirmed that the child lying on the bed on life support was her daughter.
According to reports, a doctor at the institution told the woman that the child was suffering from the effects of a botched abortion. She subsequently succumbed.
Deanna Bell, 13
On Labor Day weekend in 1992, 13-year-old Deanna Bell of Chicago, nearly six months' pregnant, went to an Albany Park clinic for an abortion.
The procedure began at 7:40 a.m. Two hours later, lying in a recovery room, she was pronounced dead.
Doctors at the clinic said the death was the result of an amniotic fluid embolism, a rare occurrence in which a bubble of amniotic fluid clogs an artery or disrupts the lungs. While unfortunate, the doctors said, the incident was unforeseeable.
But a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court comes to a different conclusion.
The suit against a California company that runs some two dozen abortion clinics, including two in Chicago, dismisses the finding that the teenager's death had anything to do with an embolism. Instead, the suit says, the clinic botched the abortion.
Source: Chicago Tribune, 5th May 1994 - http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-05-05/news/9405050032_1_pro-life-action-league-amniotic-fluid-abortion
Daivala Manjula, 24 (Married)
This woman was 5 months pregnant with a baby girl which her husband insisted she abort after a scan confirmed it was a girl.
The woman then died after having the abortion (at a private clinic) and her sister was beaten up by the husband's relatives when she tried to ask questions about her death.
Source: Deccan Chronicle, 23rd June 2011 - http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/regions/vijayawada/woman-forced-abort-girl-child-dies-city-105