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