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Those who really care about women’s health and safety should be deeply concerned about the federal judge ruling July 11th, 2020 suspending the requirement for women seeking the abortion pill to visit a hospital, clinic, or medical office to obtain the pill. Abortion businesses have been using COVID-19 as a loophole to promote dangerous do-it-yourself abortions with inadequate safeguards rather than lose money from abortion sales during the pandemic. The latest push to expand chemical abortion via telemedicine eliminates the needed in-person follow-up care.

Billed as safe and effective by the abortion industry, chemical abortion is arguably much harder on women’s health than surgical abortion — and there’s certainly less medical oversight.  A study out of Finland showed that women are four times more likely to suffer severe complications as a result of chemical abortion than they are as a result of surgical abortion.

Women who order abortion pills online do so at some risk. It is illegal to order prescription medication online without a prescription. The FDA also notes that prescription medications purchased online are not FDA-regulated. Fake online pharmacies can manipulate their websites to appear legitimate, so checking the pharmacy’s license through your state board of pharmacy (or equivalent state agency) is an important step to know whether you are using a safe and legal online pharmacy. Check out your online pharmacy here.

Some health care providers worry that women who self-induce abortion put themselves at risk, in part because they don’t have a physician overseeing their care: verifying how far along they are in pregnancy and screening for risk factors, like an ectopic pregnancy.

One website promotes risky behavior to women after using abortion pills, saying that it is just fine to lie to emergency medical professionals when having complications after using the abortion pill, saying you just think you are having a miscarriage. If their product is safe, why recommend you lie? Who are they protecting, their reputation, or you? Compassion Pregnancy empowers and equips women with the truth. We’re about protecting you.

Women need to be provided truth and facts when it comes to taking prescription medications.

At Compassion Pregnancy Center, we want you to be safe whether you choose abortion, parenting, or adoption. We are here to equip and empower you so that you are ready to make an informed decision.

If you think you may be or know you are pregnant, make sure you have the correct information before you make your choice.  Ask for a doctor or other qualified medical professional (trained and equipped registered nurse or sonographer) to do an ultrasound to make sure you’re pregnant, not experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, and are within the time limit for use of the abortion pill.

Your health and welfare are important! You are not alone.  Connect with us today for free and confidential services. We have honest answers to your questions about abortion.  Call us at 586-783-9620 or text us at 313-583-9770

 

 

 

You Got This!

I recently saw comments from a blind man, responding to people always saying to him, “Man, it must suck to be blind!” and “How do you do it? You poor guy!”. His response? There are plenty of good things about being blind:

  • I get VIP treatment at amusement parks and restaurants
  • My electric bill is lower than yours because the dark doesn’t bother me at all.
  • I don’t have to watch someone I love age
  • I heart people’s hearts and who they really are and aren’t distracted by any of the external things that don’t really matter.

Is he just ignoring the hard things? No. Will his way of looking at his situation change it at all? No, again. There are some things that are very hard for him but he makes a choice to see the good and keep going forward.

We see this same “I got this!” in many of our clients who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Are their circumstances difficult? Yes. But are they alone in their pregnancy? Nope. Even if everyone else walks away, we’re right there with them. You see, we know that equipping and empowering our clients with no-cost pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, info on all of your options, material goods, great resources, a listening ear, and a long-term relationship, if they want it, helps. You are stronger than you think. You are braver than you think. And if you need someone to stand with you, we’re there.

Text us at 313-583-9770 or call us at 586-783-9620. Get some answers, find out if you really are pregnant. And if you know that you are and are wondering how far along you might be, connect with us. If you need to know your options about abortion, pregnancy, parenting, or even adoption, connect with us. We believe that you got this.

The short answer is no. The abortion pill is NOT the morning after pill. The abortion pill is when a woman takes a prescribed medication (pills) to complete what is called a “medical abortion” or a “chemical abortion” to end a pregnancy. Medications commonly used for this are Mifepristone and Misoprostol.

What About Seeing A Doctor On My Computer Instead Of In Person?

Telemedicine, where a doctor sees patients on a computer screen and they are actually somewhere else, has become more common in a lot of medical fields. Sometimes telemedicine is used for convenience where there isn’t easy transportation to get to the doctor and other times where the doctor is too far away. Seeing a doctor this way means more women may be able to end a pregnancy earlier without access to a nearby doctor. This can be risky for the woman if there are complications.

Is Using An Abortion Pill Safe?

Increased use of abortion pills may give the impression that these “medical abortion” procedures are safe. In truth, these procedures can put women in danger.

Having abortion pills more easily available by telemedicine without a physical examination by a doctor can put the lives of women at risk. The safety of this practice needs to be questioned.1

What Is Known About The Pills 

One of the FDA-approved abortion pills, called Mifepristone requires a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). A REMS requires the medication to be given out only by certified prescribers and only in clinics, medical offices or hospitals. This is called a “black box warning”. A “black box warning” is given only “for certain medications with serious safety concerns to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks.”2

There are many possible negative effects from this medication that could include:

  • Needing a blood transfusion
  • Infection from an incomplete abortion

and more.3 Telemedicine cannot provide the immediate, often lifesaving, medical care a woman needs when these side effects occur.

There is a required after-abortion examination to:

  • Make sure that proper healing is taking place
  • Evaluate the uterine size,
  • Check for signs of bleeding
  • Check for signs of infection.

With telemedicine, these critical issues that must be resolved for the safety and well-being of women are impossible.

At Compassion Pregnancy Center, we want you to be safe whether you choose abortion, parenting, or adoption. We are here to equip and empower you so that you are ready to make an informed decision.

If you think you may be or know you are pregnant, make sure you have the correct information before you make your choice.  Ask for a doctor or other qualified medical professional (registered nurse or sonographer) to do an ultrasound to make sure you’re pregnant, not experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, and are within the time limit for use of the abortion pill.

Your health and welfare are important! Connect with us today for free services. Call us at 586-783-9620 or text us at 313-583-9770


References

1 - https://www.athomeabortionfacts.com/side-effects/

2 - https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/rems/index.cfm?event=RemsDetails.page&REMS=390

3 - https://www.athomeabortionfacts.com/side-effects/