Chemical abortions dangerous for undeveloped countries

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Charlie Butts (

The abortion drug RU-486 has not only proven dangerous in industrialized nations, but especially so in developing countries.

Several studies reflect higher risks in using the abortion drug. Wendy Wright of C-FAM explains that the push by abortion proponents for nations in the West to supply RU-486 to developing nations means danger. However, abortion proponents contend it would reduce maternal deaths associated with pregnancy.


"Well, as it turns out, they're wrong -- and not surprisingly," she says. "Chemical abortions of RU-486 and Misoprostol have higher rates of serious risks, including hemorrhaging, and are associated with maternal deaths -- this comes from three studies."

All of which, she adds, demonstrates that in both the developed and developing parts of the world, medical abortion is likely to result in more maternal deaths, not less.

"So the worst place for these medical/chemical abortions to be used is in areas of the world that don't have access to emergency care, to clinics or to the emergency surgery that would be required when women suffer complications after taking the abortion drugs," Wright tells OneNewsNow.

Wright says it is important not to fall for the false propaganda that chemical abortions are safe or that abortions are safer than childbirth. Both claims are false, she argues -- yet the United States is promoting them overseas.

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