At issue: Risky online purchases of chemical abortion pills

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Mifepristone (abortion pill)Research might signal the need for the federal government to look into online operations that sell at-home abortion drugs.

The journal Contraception conducted the study on RU486 by ordering the abortion pill online from 20 different sources. Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists tells OneNewsNow that the researchers immediately discovered that no prescriptions or doctor involvement was required for purchase.

"Nine of the packages actually delivered were damaged in shipment," states Harrison. "And eight had pin prick holes [in the foil on the blister pack], so the contents actually didn't have the same amount of dosing."

Harrison added that even though the study revealed numerous other problems with online purchases of RU486, at the end of the study, the researchers basically said it is a great advancement for women.

Mifeprex (RU486)But the mail-order abortion drugs are actually dangerous - and with no doctor to advise or provide informed consent, the woman purchasing RU486 online receives no information on the pros and cons of the pill.

"And what's even worse is that there's no guarantee that the person ordering it is the woman who's going to take the drug," adds Harrison. "It could be a pimp or an abuser who wants to get rid of his evidence."

Harrison also raises the possibility that a pedophile who impregnates an underage girl and wants an abortion to avoid prosecution could order the RU486 himself.

Harrison says one has to be ideologically committed to abortion under any circumstances to blatantly ignore the safety of women in this situation. Therefore, because of the dangers surrounding mail order abortion drugs, Harrison and Charlotte Lozier Institute are calling on the Federal Drug Administration to address the issue. 

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