Adverse event records released by a Canadian monitoring group add to growing reports of hospitalizations after the abortion pill regimen.
(LifeSiteNews) A summary of a monitoring group of spontaneously reported adverse effects of the so-called “gold standard” abortion pill regimen shows numerous reports of serious events resulting in hospitalization.
A total of four reports of life-threatening sepsis, numerous reports of hemorrhage and numerous failed abortions were among the findings of a report on the Mifegymiso abortion pill regimen, published in January by the Canada Vigilance Program, “a self-reporting system” designed to detect “potential health product safety issues”.
The summary shared 43 reports of “adverse reactions” to Mifegymiso, the name in Canada for the combined use of mifepristone and misoprostol. The regimen is on the World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Medicines List and is considered the “gold standard” for early medical abortion, according to at the WHO.
A disclaimer on the front page of the report emphasizes that these adverse reactions were reported voluntarily and cannot be used to determine the incidence of a particular reaction or to estimate the risk of a product, since the total number of reactions and the number of users of the abortion pill are unknown.
Furthermore, he notes that “under-reporting of adverse effects is seen with both voluntary and mandatory spontaneous surveillance systems.”
Many women were reported to have been hospitalized, and some of them were suffering from what is listing on the Mifegymiso medication guide as “very common side effects” (experienced by more than 10% of users): nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and chills/fever.
Consistent with the report findings, “severe bleeding” is considered a “common” side effect (experienced by 1-10% of users), as is fainting.
The medication guide also states that “patients should have access to emergency medical care for 7-14 days following medical abortion.”
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It should be noted that while Mifegymiso can currently be prescribed up to nine weeks gestation for intended use in Canada, according to Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR), it can also be prescribed off-label by physicians. up to 10 weeks of gestation. The ACSHR states that “it has been used safely and effectively up to this gestational age and beyond.”
Health Canada also released a 195-page report on the adverse effects of Mifegymiso at the request of pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney, who documented some of his discoveries on his blog.
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“Presumably there are many adverse reactions that are never reported to Health Canada. How much? We’ll probably never know,” Maloney noted.
“Medical abortions only add another level of harm to the already abhorrent reality of abortion,” she continued.
Reports from around the world indicate that women who take abortion pills are hospitalized in the thousands. Freedom of Information Requests found that more than 10,000 women, or 1 in 17, required hospitalization in England in 2020 after suffering serious complications from taking abortion pills at home.
Michael Robinson, executive director (public affairs and legal services) of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC), shared that a report “found that ambulance calls for abortion complications have increased by 54% in 2020, an indication that women are put at risk by DIY abortion.
A study published in November 2021 by the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) revealed that emergency room visits after the mifepristone-misoprostol abortion pill regimen skyrocketed by more than 500% between 2002 and 2015.
In 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to permanently lift in-person requirements on abortion-inducing drugs. Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, whose organization tracks and documents abortion-related complications and maternal deaths, decried the movement, warning that “abortion drugs cause a much higher rate of complications than even surgical abortions, both of which are far more dangerous than the abortion cartel will admit.”
Editor’s note: This article was published by LifeSiteNews and is reprinted with permission. Heartbeat International operates the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) and Pregnancy Help News.