Mother-of-two Sarah Catt terminated baby within week of due date using medication | Mail Online.
The above news story exemplifies the use of misoprostil alone in late term abortion. Misoprostil (Cytotec) is a prostaglandin drug which causes uterine contractions and is used off label to induce labor.
The most common chemical abortion regimen utilizes mifepristone, a selective progestin receptor modulator, followed by misoprostil, to expel the embryo or fetus.
Planned Parenthood employs a regimen in which only a third of the recommended mifepristone is used, along with a large dose of misoprostil. This is considered sufficiently effective, as the misoprostil will expel the unborn human dead or alive.
The woman in this Daily Mail story is said to have killed her baby a week before full term, using misoprostil, which she bought online, to expel the baby. At the time of writing, no one knows the location of the baby’s corpse.
RU—Serious? Jennie McCormack, the Next “Roe”? Good Grief | LifeNews.com.
Jennie McCormack aborted her 5 month unborn baby using mifepristone and misoprostil which she purchased online.
She was charged for illegally obtaining those drugs, doing a home abortion, and violating the ban on abortions after 20 weeks. She is appealing her convictions with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The FDA approved Ella for use as a morning after pill in an effort to provide another avenue for procurement of drugs for home abortions. Ella, ulipristal acetate, is a chemical analog of RU-456, mifepristone, and, in sufficient doses, operates by the same mechanism. Ella can be obtained from an online pharmacy in Utah, and doing so would circumvent one of the laws which McCormack has broken in her home state of Idaho.
Bill Text: IN Senate Bill 72 – 2012 Regular Session | eLobbyist.
It was fairly easy to get Indiana Senate bill 72 passed by the republicans with most of the meat hacked out of it. What’s left is a bill that stops telemed abortions. It requires certain info to be given to women before giving the drugs, but it does not require that the info on the safety of the drugs be accurate.
Abortionists do not have to report treatment failures or adverse events, deaths, hospitalizations, caused by use of the abortion drugs. Therefore the safety of the drugs can never be assessed or compared with that of childbirth.
The definition of abortion drug, which is the main thing left in the bill can be construed include Ella, (ulipristal acetate) when the doses are accumulated in sufficient quantity to induce a home abortion.
There is no longer a visible requirement that the abortion drugs be used according to the FDA approved label. Therefore planned unparenthood can continue its practice of using one third the recommended dose of mifepristone, double the dose of misoprostil, and ejecting the embryo or fetus dead or alive.
The top link will lead you to what’s left of the bill as it leaves the senate.
Pharmacists will require special definitions of interceptive drugs, (which kill the early human embryo by stopping implantation), and and entirely separate legislation to be excused from dispensing the morning after pills, including Ella, which can be used for home abortions if the doses are accumulated.
Since the time Pharmer was first informed of current Indiana legislation to regulate the use of abortion drugs, there have been significant changes to the bill.
Of special concern is that no longer a requirement to report adverse events associated with abortion drug use.
Existing forms and services can be used for such reporting with respect to drugs and medical devices, for example:
Adverse events associated with or related to childbirth are reportable as such to include the whole period of pregnancy, childbirth and the year after delivery, at the recommendation of the ACOG.
The non reporting of abortion related adverse events and deaths, combined with the more readily reported pregnancy related or associated deaths has led to false statistics comparing the relative risk of childbirth and abortion.
Senate Bill 72 is now structured in such a way as to facilitate a means to convince women that abortion is safer than childbirth. The lack of requirement for reporting abortion drug adverse events serves to worsen the current skewing and misrepresentation of facts, which denies patients the opportunity of giving informed consent.
Useful parts of the bill worth noting: The definition of abortion inducing drug includes “off-label use of drugs known to have abortion inducing properties if the drug is prescribed with the intent of causing an abortion”. (Ch.3 sec.1a)
The bill also requires that the abortionist “follows the drug label protocol for the abortion producing drug. (Ch3. sec 3a-2)
Expect a firestorm from planned parenthood which utilizes mifepristone, RU-486, in an off label manner by using less of the drug (a single 200mg tab) than recommended on the label, (three 200mg tablets) and by using it up to, or at 63 days gestation instead of 49 days.
According to the Mifeprex label, U.S., three x 200mg tabs are to be administered in a single dose, and the patient returns to the clinic in 2 days to take 2 tabs (400mcg) of misoprostil, to expel the human embryo or fetus. Planned Parenthood of Indiana is sending the patients home with four tablets (800mcg) according to their own info.
From Drs Gary and Harrison at Medscape: “The US clinical trial demonstrated a failure rate of 8% at 49 days or less from the last menstrual period (LMP), increasing to 17% at 50-56 days from the LMP, and further increasing to a 23% failure at 57-63 days from the LMP, as established by sonographic criteria………One serious concern raised by this review of AERs is the suggested fetal malformation rate of at least 23% following mifepristone failures that resulted in continuation of a live pregnancy.”
Annals of Pharmacotherapy analysis of mifepristone adverse events reported to FDA 2000-2004.
Pro-lifers recognize surgical abortion as killing humans, but not all of them recognize the scope of the problem presenting as chemical abortion. Generally we recognize mifepristone, the chemical formerly known as RU-486. The initial name of the drug stayed with us, (the same as with the Artist formerly known as Prince). Mifepristone is best known in the U.S. for its function to kill unborn humans during the embryonic stage, up to 49 days of pregnancy, although it has other investigational uses.
Meet the TWINS! Ulipristal acetate and Mifepristone. As you can see, they’re not quite identical, but very close. Both are selective progesterone receptor modulators.
Mifepristone, RU-486 is the most regulated drug in the U.S. Pharmacists don’t dispense it. It’s supposed to be dispensed only by physicians, directly to patients. In China and other countries it has been used as a morning after pill, as well as a killer of later embryos and early fetuses.
Those astute drug companies knew that this drug would not sell as a morning after pill in the U.S. That’s why we have it’s TWIN, Ulipristal Acetate, approved by the FDA in August , 2010, and brought to us in by Watson Pharmaceuticals in December of the same year. Watson also distributes Next Choice, generic of the original form of Plan B.
At 0.5mg/kg, Ulipristal Acetate, marketed as ELLA, is usable as a morning after pill. It’s marketed as an inhibitor of ovulation, but the manufacturer admits that the operative mechanism depends on the timing of its use. Like RU-486, Ulipristone is an anti-progesterone. It stops the action of that hormone in the reproductive tract, inhibits proliferation of the endometrium, inhibits implantation, and kills the embryo.
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Bangkok Post : Pills seized in abortion raid.
The Public Health Ministry of Thailand has seized large stores of illicit pharmaceuticals as part of an ongoing crackdown on illegal abortion clinics. Earlier in November, 2002 aborted babies were found stored at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok.
Legal abortion in Thailand is limited mainly to cases of rape or incest, fetal abnormality, or ‘danger to the mother’s life’.
The health ministry’s action against illegal abortion clinics uncovered large stocks of MTpill (mifepristone) cytolog (misopristil), antibiotics and drugs for impotence, at one of four illicit drug producers said to be located in Bangkok.
Article on the aftermath at the Buddhist temple (Wat Phai Ngern Chotanaram), containing much political double talk, is worth a read.
D.C. brings HIV testing to the crowd at the DMV.
Washington DC, the HIV capital of the United states wants everyone to know that HIV testing is just a routine thing… conveniently available at the Dept of Motor Vehicles. You can get an HIV test with your license renewal.
The FDA wanted people to be able to obtain abortion drugs, (ulipristal acetate, ELLA) an analog of RU486, mifepristone, at the discount store pharmacy.
Wouldn’t want people to drive out of their way to address these mattters.
In some states Washington, for example, a student can be driven after school for an abortion, by a school official. No parental consent or signature is needed for that extra curricular activity.
The highest value of our governments-gone-wrong is convenience