If it were real medicine, we would say that the currently prescribed dose of mifepristone (RU-486) in the abortion pill regimen is “subtherapeutic”. Since abortion isn’t therapy, ‘underdose’ is a better description. In this long article from July, 2017, the NYT informs us that the ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) admit that mifepristone fails 30 to 50 percent of the time.
Your’s truly thinks it fails more often than that, and that the misoprostil does the heavy lifting of a chemical abortion, by causing the embryo or early fetus to be expelled, most of the time. Then the rest of the patients show up in our emergency departments, with an incomplete abortion.
Planned Parenthood saved money by cutting the original FDA approved 600mg mifepristone dose down to a third, in their chemical abortion regimen. After many years, they persuaded the FDA to approve that lower dose with a claim that there’s no difference in efficacy between 600 and 200mg. Dr Daniel Grossman has claimed that mifepristone fails to starve the embryo or fetus out, up to 46% of the time. He implies that it is mostly the lack of the second drug, misoprostil which is saving babies, when women change their mind about an abortion, rather than progesterone doses that are given as an antidote to mifepristone.
Isn’t that interesting? Perhaps mifepristone has largely been a boondoggle all these years. In other parts of the world, mifepristone is skipped, and misoprostil alone is used for a chemical abortion. It is said to be 75 to 85 percent effective in expelling an embryo or early fetus in the first trimester, when used by itself.
One thing is certain. The chemical abortion regimen has turned hospitals into abortion mills, whether they intended to be in that business or not.