Safety should be a concern

Safety should be a concern

Safety should be a concern

A pro-life organization says the government and the abortion lobby seem to view pregnant women as guinea pigs, but something is being done to stop them from operating that way.

Dr. Ingrid Skop of the Charlotte Lozier Institute tells AFN no one really knows for sure how many women have died or suffered major consequences from chemical abortions, but at least 26 out of the 4,000 who were sent to emergency rooms after their chemical procedures died.

"The only studies that we see are those that have been performed by the abortion industry," Dr. Skop notes. "In the United States, complication reporting is purely voluntary, so any numbers of complications that they report, we know those are undercounted because most of the complications are not reported."

As a result, the life-ending drugs are portrayed as a safe way to end an unwanted pregnancy.

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Lozier Institute has conducted an exhaustive study of Medicaid claims.

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"What we discovered is that somewhere between 1 out of 20 and 1 out of 10 women have serious complications usually requiring surgery to complete the abortion," Dr. Skop relays. "We're seeing that the rates of complications are going up quite dramatically because chemical abortions are being widely promoted to women."

In other words, women are being used as guinea pigs. But because complications reporting is sketchy, no one really knows the extent of chemical abortion's harm to expecting mothers.

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit to find out why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to maintain that the pills are safe with inadequate data about their harm, and as AFN recently reported, a national pro-life organization is calling on federal agencies to come clean on the safety or danger of abortion pills.