Medical Abortion

Medical abortion (other names: medicinal, pharmacological, chemical, the phrase "safe abortion" is often used as an advertising course) - the method of artificial termination of pregnancy in the early stages, which does not require surgical intervention. It is carried out with the help of medicines taken orally (i.e., inside in the form of tablets).

Drugs for medical abortion:

  • Mifepristone (also available under the names Mifegin, Mifeprex, Myfolian, RU-486)
  • Postinor
  • Cytotec (Misoprostol)

The intake of these drugs after conception has a complex chemical effect on the woman's body, leading to the rejection and death of the child. The fertilized egg in this case is nothing more than a human embryo, which is at the very first stage of its formation.

Destruction of the embryo, naturally, as in the case of surgical abortion, leads to the termination of pregnancy. So, we see that medical abortion, at first glance, is quite simple in execution, and most importantly, it is said, is largely safe, in comparison with surgical abortion. However, in reality, everything is not as simple as it seems. Safety in comparison with surgical intervention does not mean complete safety.

"Tablets for abortion" are potent drugs, which have a number of contraindications. Their reception can lead to serious negative consequences. In addition, it should be borne in mind that in this case, drugs are used, in general, in an unnatural way - not to cure the disease, but to artificially stop the natural process. We strongly recommend that you do not believe in the word advertising, and independently and thoroughly understand what can be fraught with taking medications abortifacient action.

More on Mifepristone

Mifeprinone (Mifepristone) is a complex chemical molecule that affects many parts of the female body, as well as its reproductive, cardiovascular, digestive and central nervous systems. It is used to stop pregnancy within 7 weeks from the last menstrual period. Includes a combination of two drugs taken consecutively with an interval of 36 hours. Mechanism of action:

  • 1. The use of mifepristone: the body blocks the receptors of progesterone - the hormone necessary to maintain pregnancy; Softens and opens the cervix. As a result of these changes, a fertilized egg-that is, a baby already 5-7 weeks old-can not attach itself to the wall of the uterus and, therefore, perishes from lack of oxygen and nutrition.
  • 2. Taking misoprostol (hormone-like drug): the uterus begins to contract, causing painful, often nauseating, fights, by which the dead baby is expelled from the body.

So, you can imagine how strong these drugs are, if in a situation where the mother's body is set up to support the child's life at any cost, they completely violate this maternal function. Due to such a strong effect, there is a significant number of contraindications to the use of mifepristone. Neglect of these contraindications can have a devastating effect on a woman's health, including fatal consequences.

Contraindications for medical abortion:

  • age over 35 and under the age of 18;
  • the fact of pregnancy is not exactly confirmed (by the doctor);
  • the onset of pregnancy on the background of admission;
  • In the interval of three months before conception, hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptives) were taken or an intrauterine device was used;
  • suspicion of ectopic pregnancy;
  • Pregnancy was preceded by an irregular menstrual cycle;
  • diseases of the female sexual sphere, (fibroids, endometriosis);
  • hemorrhagic pathologies (anemia, hemophilia);
  • allergies, epilepsy or adrenal insufficiency
  • long-term use of cortisone or similar drugs;
  • recent use of steroids or anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • renal or hepatic impairment;
  • inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (colitis, gastritis);
  • bronchial asthma and other lung diseases;
  • pathology of the heart and blood vessels, as well as the presence of cardiovascular risks (high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, diabetes);
  • an allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to mifepristone

According to Eduard Sakiz, former chairman and CEO of Roussel UELAF, a German company that originally created mifepristone, this drug, in addition to the physical risks and complications of this method of abortion, is a "terrible psychological test" for women who have to "live with Dead fruit for a week if they use this method. "

Dangerous consequences

  • Approximately 8% of women will not be able to complete an abortion using Mifegin and they will have to undergo surgical abortion
  • the painful side effects experienced by most women using the Mifegin procedure include: pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, severe bleeding and infections
  • In America, one of the women who participated in the testing of RU-486 in the United States nearly died of blood loss as a result of taking abortion tablets;
  • In France, a woman died of heart failure after taking Mifegin in combination with prostaglandin Interruption of pregnancy with mifepristone (mifegin) is advertised everywhere as a safe, easy and effective alternative to surgical abortion. However, clinical trials and experience of use do not draw such a joyful picture.

Since 2000, when the drug has been approved, ten deaths of women are associated with its use. Dozens of cases of bacterial infections and abundant abdominal hemorrhage are also known. The vagina is populated with a significant number of bacterial cultures, in a healthy situation living in harmony with the body. Some of them, such as Clostridium sordellii, are potentially dangerous, but the body creates its own barriers that prevent these bacteria from penetrating into more vulnerable areas. According to a study conducted by the doctor of medical sciences Ralph P. Miech, if this harmony is invaded by the potent chemicals mifepristone and misoprostol, then the following occurs.

Mifepristone blocks the production of progesterone - a hormone that is responsible for ensuring that the placenta provides the baby with oxygen and nutrients. This blocking causes changes in the cervix, which allow Clostridium sordellii bacteria to enter the cervical canal where they multiply rapidly in a low oxygen environment and receive nutrients from the dying tissues of the child.

At the same time, the woman's immune system is undermined, and her body becomes vulnerable to bacterial exposure. He can no longer fight bacteria, resulting in Clostridium sordellii and the products of their vital activity spreading throughout the body, causing toxic shock, and in some cases death. This is a possible cause of death for six women in the US, two in the UK, one in Canada and one in Sweden. These women not only followed all the instructions, but some of them even took voluntary part in the drug safety trials! An abortion drug that can take the life of both the child and the mother is very strong and terrible.

Danco, the leading American distributor of mifegin, claims that deaths due to toxic shock could have been caused not only by the use of the drug, but also by a number of other factors such as the birth of a child and menstruation, so it can not be said that these drugs were the direct cause of these deaths. Yes, in a sense, this is true: the toxic shock was not caused by the drug itself, but a result of the rotting of the particles of the human embryo that remained in the uterus. That is, it turns out that the child is to blame not only for being conceived, but this time also by the fact that he was not "efficiently killed" ...

Abstracting from the child, it remains to conclude that rumors about the safety of mifepristone are highly exaggerated.

The doctor should accompany the appointment of this drug with these words: "I prescribe you a medical abortion." It's not scary - just drink a few pills. They, however, can cause you at best bleeding and bacterial infection, at worst - a toxic shock. And they may not. For the last ten years, only ten people died. It is unlikely that you will be able to replenish their number. " Sounds reassuring. But does it convince you of security - a question ...

 

However, the main question is probably in another: is it really really so cruel to "abstract" from the child? After all, from the first days of pregnancy, your child is a real man, who, like everyone else, is capable of loving, experiencing, feeling pain. And by and large, it does not matter whether your pregnancy is planned or not. You became a mother - and this is the most important thing! Now your life is filled with a deeper meaning, now you are not alone - you have a kid who loves you and waits.

Do not rush to make a decision, the price of which is so great. As in any other responsible case, carefully study all the information. Most women who regret their abortions say they would never have done so if they knew the whole truth about abortion and its brutal and irreversible consequences.

Remember:

  • no one has the right to dispose of your destiny and the life of your child;
  • None of those who advise you to terminate a pregnancy are not responsible for the consequences of this decision;
  • all the risks to your health and for your entire subsequent life are borne solely by you.