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Published On: Tue, Oct 30th, 2018

FDA investigating website, Aid Access, for shipping abortion pills, Mifiprex RU-486 to women

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a new website, Aid Access, which provides abortion pills to women in the U.S. without medical supervision.

The site connects women to online physicians for an online consultation and then supplies them with with the abortifacients mifepristone and misoprostol by mail.

The women then take the pills at home, without the oversight of a medical doctor.

Photo/Steve Buissinne

The FDA strongly advises against the purchasing of Mifiprex, also known as mifepristone or RU-486, via the Internet because of the health risks involved:

You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health (and the health of others).

Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public.

Warnings on the FDA website underscore why it advises the abortion drug only be taken under the direct observation of a medical doctor who meets clearly defined qualifications:

  • Healthcare providers … certified to prescribe Mifeprex must have the ability to date pregnancies accurately and to diagnose ectopic pregnancies.
  • Healthcare providers must also be able to provide any necessary surgical intervention, or have made arrangements for others to provide for such care.
  • Healthcare providers must be able to ensure that women have access to medical facilities for emergency care, and must agree to other responsibilities, including reviewing and signing the Patient Agreement Form with the patient and providing each patient with a copy of the signed Patient Agreement Form and the Medication Guide.

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Serious adverse medical “events” attributed to Mifiprex usage have been reported to the FDA, including “reports of 22 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 2000, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal.”

The drug is also never safe for the pre-born children it targets.

AbortionProcedures.com explains:

This drug blocks the action of the hormone called “progesterone,” which is naturally produced by the mother’s body to enable the mother to sustain and nourish the pregnancy. When RU-486 blocks progesterone, the lining of the mother’s uterus breaks down, cutting off blood and nourishment to the baby, who then dies inside the mother’s womb. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours later, the woman ingests another drug called Misoprostol (also called Cytotec), administered orally or vaginally, which causes contractions and bleeding to expel the baby from the womb.

The Aid Access website offers a troubling explanation of who the organization seeks to serve and how, including minors who want to hide their pregnancies from their parents:

For many women, girls and trans men it is very difficult to access abortion care because of the cost of abortion, mandatory 24-72 hour waiting periods, the requirement of parental consent for minors, or the fact that clinics have been forced to close completely.

The site states that it is safe for women and girls to take mifepristone and misoprostol on their own, citing a questionable British Medical Journal (BMJ) study released last year.

Critics debunked the BMJ study, which claims to show that women can “safely” abort their pre-born children using abortion pills, as unscientific, problematic, and lacking any real credibility.

The authors of the study based their findings on data provided by the Netherlands-based pro-abortion organization Women on Web, which is the same organization that launched the Aid Access website.

Over the years, the organization has provided pills, even illegally, to women seeking early abortions in more than 140 countries.

 

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