Abortion supposedly empowers women to take control of their destiny, or at least that’s what pro-abortion groups state, but that isn’t remotely what happens in real life. A study, recently highlighted by The Christian Post, shows the horrific nature of a late-term abortion and how women are put at risk by abortionists who care little for their patients.
The study, published in 2020 and entitled “Mifepristone-misoprostol versus misoprostol-alone regimen for medication abortion at >24 weeks’ gestation,” tries to determine whether or not using mifepristone, the first half of the abortion pill process, and misoprostol, the second half of the abortion pill process, together helps with late-term abortions compared to just using misoprostol.
When it comes to the abortion pill or chemical/medical abortions, it’s actually a two-step procedure. Women first take mifepristone, which essentially deprives the preborn baby of progesterone and is meant to cause his or her death, and then she later takes misoprostol to induce uterine contractions and what essentially is an unnatural miscarriage.
Mifepristone is only recommended for abortions for babies that are at 10 weeks or less of gestation, and misoprostol is only approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat stomach ulcers.
The abortionists, who are associated with the abortionist mill the University of California-San Francisco and work out of a late-term abortion business in New Mexico, wanted to see if they could use part of the? regime during late-term abortion procedures to make the process easier and the killing of the preborn baby more efficient.
Sounds a little Nazi doctorish, doesn’t it?
The premise of the study was horrific enough, but there are also severe problems with how it was conducted and the resulting hospitalization of 2% of the participants, and the death of another.
First, this study is a retrospective, meaning that the abortionists gathered and analyzed data without a clear plan in place beforehand. There is no definitive rhyme or reason why certain women were provided with mifepristone-misoprostol and others were just provided with misoprostol. It was up to the abortionists after their clinical evaluation. However, this meant that unconscious bias could be at play and the results are essentially useless.
For example, were overweight women generally given the mifepristone-misoprostol protocol while others were given just misoprostol? Did the abortionists generally perform one protocol with Hispanics and another with everyone else?
That reasoning is entirely unclear. If the study was done well, which rarely happens when it comes to abortion, there would have been a particular procedure in place to determine who gets what protocol.
Another problem with this study is that it’s unclear how aware the women were that the mifepristone-misoprostol protocol was untested and unproven. This put the patients at risk of an unfamiliar and untested protocol.
There were in fact seven hospitalizations and one death during the retrospective, which is perhaps the greatest and most severe flaw with the study and the pro-abortion narrative.
A late-term abortion is a longer process, where, in the end, the woman essentially gives birth to what should be her deceased child. To ensure the child’s demise, the abortionist injects the child with digoxin, a poison, intravaginally directly into the child’s heart. If a later ultrasound shows that the child is still alive, then 20 cc 1% lidocaine is introduced “intra-amniotically via the woman’s abdomen.”
To get the woman dilated enough for the abortion/birth, laminaria, which is essentially seaweed, is placed in the the cervix to help it grow large enough for the birth.
It’s a disturbing practice, and one with high risk.
Seven women were hospitalized for complications, including “hemorrhage, cervical laceration requiring repair” (probably due to the abortionist scraping out the uterus to avoid infection if the abortion was not entirely completed), “retained placenta, and hospital transport due to complication.”
That patient who was transferred to the hospital died.
And what did this study, despite all the pain and suffering, conclude? Well, nothing really. The regime had essentially no benefit to the process or the patient. It didn’t cut down on time, and only resulted in generally one less step in the days-long process of a late-term abortion.
But that’s the point. Abortionists don’t care about the babies that they are killing nor the women who are going through the physical and emotional pain of the abortion. It’s all about money and politics. The women and families who are scarred and marred by the abortionists’ instruments, and those that even gave their lives, are of little consequence.
This study is just another example of the horrific toll that abortion takes.
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