The Canadian Medical Association Journal has come out with a commentary by Shelia Dunn and Rebecca Cook, that is advocating for the use of the abortion drug mifepristone (RU-486).
(Interesting that the article was available on-line two days ago but suddenly disappeared from view yesterday. Unless you want to pay for it.)
The two page commentary doesn't tell us of any of the risks of this drug, which itself is very troubling. Especially since one of the writers is a doctor.
One of those risks just happens to be death.
Here's what the FDA says about this drug:
"Since its approval in September 2000, the Food and Drug Administration has received reports of serious adverse events, including several deaths, in the United States following medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol. Each time FDA receives a report of a serious adverse event or death after medical abortion with these drugs, the agency carefully analyzes the available scientific information to determine whether or not the serious adverse event or death is related to the use of the drugs. As previously reported by the agency, several of the women who died in the United States died from sepsis (severe illness caused by infection of the bloodstream) after medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol. Sepsis is a known risk related to any type of abortion. Most of these women were infected with the same type of bacteria, known as Clostridium sordellii. The symptoms in these cases of infection were not the usual symptoms of sepsis. We do not know whether using mifepristone and misoprostol caused these deaths."Then there's this priceless piece of advice in the CMAJ article:
"Failure to provide essential drugs that only women need, including mifepristone, is a form of discrimination that Canada is obligated to remedy."What's this about "discrimination" against women? What about the "discrimination" against pre-born children if this drug becomes legal? Don't Canadians already discriminate enough against the very youngest in our society, with the 100,000 plus abortions committed every year?
They saved the best for last:
:"Ultimately, the availability of mifepristone in Canada would provide an important therapy that would help to optimize the health of Canadian women."What exactly, is "essential" about a drug that can kill and seriously hurt women? Calling toxic poison a "therapy" to "optimize the health of Canadian women" sounds like something out of Aldoux Huxley's Brave new World. I shudder to think.
The pro-abortions need to listen to themselves for a change, instead of just talking all the time. They are so wrapped up in their own abortion dogma, they don't even make any sense. I dare say, even to themselves.