Friday, August 13, 2010

New Abortion Pill "Ella" being approved faster than you can say "FDA"

The latest “Morning After” pill, “Ella” from France, is being considered for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the fast-track with a minimal period of testing. Touted as a contraceptive drug, good for up to five days after intercourse, Ella can actually perform as an abortive drug and follows the earlier and dangerous RU486 onto an aggressive marketing path.

“Ella” (medical term ulipristal acetate) has the potential to become available on doctor’s prescription to girls as young as 16, but done at home with little to no medical supervision.

What happened to the idea that “safe, legal abortions will prevent back-alley abortions?”
Another Morning After pill, “Plan B” is also on the American market as an “emergency contraceptive” for after sex. It administers high doses of a progesterone-like hormone. This inhibits ovaries from producing eggs. Some experts state it can also prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the womb, a near-equivalent to abortion. According to one online birth control store (yes, you can buy this online), it is not to be taken if pregnant.

“Ella” is closely related to RU486 (mifepristone), an abortifacient that actually kills the fetus. RU486 roared onto the pharmaceutical market in around 2000 after being approved by the FDA without the usual battery of pre-approval tests – probably due to strong lobbying from abortion advocates and Big Pharma money-laden sources. It has caused the death of at least 7 American women, others abroad and over 1,000 reported incidents of injuries, infections and suffering.

Life-threatening infection comes when the woman expels portions of the dead, unborn baby at home after one to two weeks of symptoms, bleeding and pain. RU486 is administered by a doctor, but the miscarriage process is medically unsupervised at home, just as some women gave themselves illegal abortions at home prior to the passage of Roe v Wade in 1972.

If parts of the baby remain in the woman unexpelled, this can cause toxic blood (sepsis) from bacteria and possible death.

Trials have already indicated that “Ella” may cause miscarriage if a pregnancy has already started, or birth defects on babies that survive the process. In Europe, adverse effects were also found on the liver.

There is also talk of touch-screen computer ordering of “morning after” pills…as easy as pie at any pharmacy. And if kept in medicine cabinets at home, who knows what child may get hold of them. 

“…shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” Micah 6:7, KJV

Photo: Foetus in the Womb by Leonardo Da Vinci, in public domain at Wikimedia Commons.


tyeager August 22, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

Thanks for your diligent journalism, Sheryl. It's so important that we remain informed about these issues.

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