Urgent call on government to intervene after 'home abortion pills' led to deaths of of two women

THE head of a leading pro-life group has called on the government to urgently intervene after the deaths of two women who had taken abortion pills in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown

Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth said, “These abortion drugs are not only deadly for unborn babies but are also dangerous and life-threatening to the mother, as these deaths have proven. 

"If these deaths occurred from any other type of drug there would be a national outcry and the government would be forced to take immediate action to prevent further deaths

“But as these deaths were caused by the multi-million pound mercenary abortion providers - the mainstream media and public representatives fall silent yet again.

“The government must step in immediately to protect women by stopping the supply of these deadly drugs”

Women are dying

One woman died with sepsis as she was being taken to a local Accident & Emergency department after taking the DIY abortion pill. A second woman was found dead at home after she administered the abortion pill herself.

It has also been reported that police have opened a murder investigation into the death of a baby who they believe was born alive despite his mother having taken ‘DIY’ home abortion pills when she was 28 weeks pregnant.

The shocking disclosure was exposed at the Court of Appeal in London earlier this month, when the Christian Legal Centre challenged the government’s decision to permit ‘DIY’ abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A leaked email on the escalating risks of the 'pills by post' service run by UK abortion providers BPAS, Marie Stopes and NUPAS, were sent by a senior midwife in England. As the email was sent on 21 May, it is unclear how many further incidents have taken place since then.

Despite the onslaught of loss of life, the email describes many incidents that have not been reported to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) by abortion providers after the new DIY abortion service was introduced.

The email also outlined only the reporting of incidents from this sector to the CQC, are those that are significant, that is to say, late termination of pregnancies.

Significant problems from the onset

Bernadette Smyth described the abortion pills – Misoprostol and Mifepristone - as deadly poisonous substances taken to end the life of an unborn child up to ten weeks of pregnancy

“BPAS even warn on their website of the dangers involved in taking these pills. Yet they are continuing to administer them with full knowledge of the fatal side effects for women who take them. It is clear they do not care about women.”

“Other complications from these abortion pills include excessive bleeding, infection and incomplete abortion requiring surgery. A Food and Drug Administration report in 2017 revealed that 22 women have died and over a 1000 women were hospitalised after they experienced severe blood loss that required transfusions after consuming the abortion drugs in the United States. These statistics highlight the shocking reality that abortions are never safe – abortion kills babies and damages women at every stage of pregnancy.

“Studies have also revealed that DIY home abortion pills can easily be obtained and administered to others, in a coercive manner. In addition, abortion provider BPAS announced that it was investigating a further eight cases of women taking ‘DIY’ home abortion pills beyond the ten week limit, raising questions over what checks are being conducted to ensure dangerous later-term abortions aren’t happening.

“550 babies die through abortion every day in the UK and now the abortion providers are expecting ordinary women to be ‘medics’ and end the life of their own babies. But the evidence is now showing that women are dying. If the government are genuinely committed to saving lives, they must lockdown these abortion providers who are causing the deaths of vulnerable women and unborn babies.”

Bernadette Smyth concluded, “Abortion vulnerable women need to be fully informed of the dangers of these drugs. The British government must provide more resources and help for women with unexpected pregnancies”

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