Obama’s FDA Relaxes Guidelines for RU-486. Demand for Abortion Pill Quadruples
Just because access to the abortion drug got easier doesn't mean using it to kill a preborn baby is any less heinous — and it could prove deadly to mom.
Last week, Live Action launched its latest video to expose the abortion industry’s lies about abortion pill RU-486, after President Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently relaxed the prescribing standards for this dangerous drug. The new, lower standards are a boon to the abortion industry. They allow RU-486 to be used to abort children who are more developed in the womb (now up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy, from seven). The new standards also require even less physician supervision of a drug that has hospitalized and even killed women.
Recently, members of Congress — concerned that the FDA’s decision was based on politics instead of safety — asked the FDA to show the scientific evidence it used to justify loosening the guidelines. Congress also asked for copies of all communications between the White House, the FDA, and Planned Parenthood.
Contrary to what the abortion industry tells women, chemical abortion isn’t a simple set of pills that make a pregnancy magically disappear. An RU-486 abortion cuts off blood and nutrients to the growing preborn baby, who then dies inside the mother’s womb. Then the mother takes another drug that causes intense contractions and heavy bleeding to force her dead baby from her womb. She’s usually laboring at home without any medical supervision (and with even less supervision under the new rules).
Side effects for the mother can include abdominal pain, heavy bleeding for days, and even death.
And despite the euphemisms that the abortion industry uses to dehumanize them, 10-week old preborn children aren’t just “clumps of cells.” At 10 weeks, a baby has arms and legs, and she can suck her tiny little thumb, open and close her jaw, stretch, and even sigh.
In Live Action’s new video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, an OB/GYN who performed over 1200 abortions, uses medically accurate animations inside the womb to show how an RU-486 abortion slowly kills a baby.
While the FDA’s expansion of RU-486’s use from seven weeks of pregnancy to 10 weeks is sure to increase the abortion industry’s clientele, according to the FDA’s own numbers, it also means TRIPLE the drug’s failure rate over the previous seven-week limit. This will inevitably lead to more women being subjected to two abortions, as abortionists must then perform follow-up surgical abortions to complete the procedure.
It’s obvious to many observers that this move isn’t about making things better for women, but about President Obama paying back an industry that has given him millions in campaign contributions and now wants something in return before he leaves office.
In just the five weeks since the FDA relaxed the guidelines, we’ve already seen the evidence that business for the abortion pill is growing again. According to the Dallas Morning News, Planned Parenthood officials in Texas are reporting a fourfold increase in the number of Texas women who are getting RU-486 abortions.
Of course, federal officials along with Planned Parenthood have denied that the FDA’s decision was politically motivated and have instead claimed it was based on medical science. They don’t even attempt to conceal their hypocrisy — claiming a reliance on medical science when they want an excuse to abort more children, yet denying the medical science that proves they are not “removing clumps of cells” but actually taking human lives.
The “Abortion Procedures” project is the first time ever the public has been able to see what happens during an abortion using the guidance of a former abortionist and medical animations inside the womb. Each four-minute video features Dr. Anthony Levatino using medically accurate animations to describe the four most prevalent abortion procedures. You can see all four of Live Action’s “Abortion Procedures” videos at AbortionProcedures.com.