While researching the Canadian government's online system that tracks adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs, pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney discovered information about a 19-year-old woman in who killed her baby using chemical abortion pills and then developed and succumbed to sepsis, a known risk of the abortion method.
Pete Baklinski of the Campaign Life Coalition in Canada tells AFN the girl in that case is not the only post-abortion mother who has died from using the drugs.
"They knew that there was a Canadian woman who died in 2001 when they first were going through trials of the drug, [and] they actually halted the trial after," he recalls. "Then they went on to approve it in 2015, and now we have a 19-year-old woman who has died."
In America, at least 28 women have died as a result of the chemical abortion pills, and more than 4,000 others have suffered from serious side effects.
Baklinski submits that God designed the process of bringing a child into the world.
"Pregnancy is a healthy, natural mechanism that takes place, and this drug unnaturally stops that process," he reasons. "Anytime you interfere with natural mechanisms … that are good and healthy, there are risks to the user, and I think most women aren't aware of those risks, including other serious side effects."
The Campaign Life Coalition has launched a national petition drive demanding that Health Canada ban the use of what they call "a human pesticide."