The point for my post on RU-486
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and supporting articles:
The letter her parents wrote stated that:
pregnant when she was just 17 years old. We now know that she learned about
her pregnancy in the second week of August and was so distraught over her
unplanned pregnancy that she sought help for depression from her family
doctor on September 10, 2003 - the very day that she began the drug
induced abortion process.>>>>
It also goes on to state:
fell victim of a process that wholly failed her, beginning with the
24-year-old man who had unprotected sex with her, impregnated her, and then
proceeded to facilitate the secrecy that surrounded her pregnancy and
abortion. Under this conspiracy of silence, Holly suffered and depended
on the safety of the FDA approved pill administered by Planned
Parenthood and emergency room treatment by Valley Care Medical Center where she
received pain killers for severe cramping and was sent home. On
Saturday and Sunday, Holly cried and complained of severe cramping and
constipation, and even allowed us to comfort her but could not tell us what
she was really going through. On September 17, 2003, she succumbed to
septic shock and died while many members of our family waited anxiously,
yet expectantly in the Critical Care Unit for her to recover until we
were forced behind the curtain when it was clear that she was dying.>>>
Which leads me to believe she had no clue that she could die from this pill, she was sent home after being given pain killers at a Medical Center. If there had been a serious problem, or they had told her to come back for any reason; or can we even be certain she was told she could have a chance at dying from pill when it was administered, no matter how little the risk should we be told?
Here's what Planned Parenthood says about RU-486 )
The entire article on RU-486 calls the pill a "safe and effective, and acceptable"; would you want to die from something, that you took to get rid of something you didn't want. I know women who've taken RU-486, that have also miscarried, they don't describe it like a normal miscarriage. Furthermore Holly had all the symptoms PP says this drug would, and doesn't give any warning about septic shock the result of her death. The thing that's also weird about this drug is they way it was approved. It was put on the fast track, in the same classification as drugs for cancer; meaning urgent. Possible political motivation? Anyone who knows about PP running clinical trials for the FDA, and doing this under the veil of confidentiality, wonders how exact the data is.
A large majority of clinicians exercise their legal right to adapt the approved protocol based on scientific evidence. Ways in which the mifepristone regimen is often adapted include
reducing the dosage. It has been found that using one-third the standard dose (200 mg) is equally effective as using a full dose.
eliminating the second visit. Studies have found it is safe and effective to allow women to self administer the prostaglandin at home.
extending the time period for using mifepristone. Studies have found that mifepristone can be effective up to 63 days after the first day of the last menstrual period. (Boonstra, 2002). >>>
This is what her parents wrote in their letter:
Department as to why abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood are not
following FDA approved regulations to administer the drug. We question
the purity of the drugs they administer, especially when they are made in
foreign countries, such as China.
In addition to the dangers of this drug and its administration, we
believe that health care providers such as Valley Medical Care Center don’t
appear to be fully prepared to evaluate and treat patients with RU-486
complications in emergency situations. Holly was in the hospital twice
and died within 20 minutes before her follow up appointment with
Planned Parenthood. >>>
Furthermore she found out she was pregnant, and found out she was when she was still 17 yrs. old.
leading up to her pregnancy while she was still 17 years old. We know
now that a parental notification law would have brought Holly’s activity
to our attention and her needless death could have been prevented if we
had been aware and intervened.>>>
Meaning she was 17, when she recieved the test,and died while she 18 yrs. old; before even going back for her follow-up visit after taking the pill. Since she was 17 at the time, if her parents had been notified would that have possibly saved her in the end, because her parents would have also found out she took the drug. It might have opened up a line of communication between her and her parents, isn't it necessary for something like that?
Now my next question:
If this drug was so effective why did the coroner say her death was due to the drug induced abortion, if this drug is safe. Why is nothing listed that you could even have a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of dying from taking a drug, think about it? Pregnancy isn't a disease, meaning you could possibly get sick and die (within 2 wks) after taking the drug. Where does PP site that this drug could kill you, or cause you to hemmorage; or make you become hospitalized. And at the same time be confidential and not have to release proof to the public, if everything is confidential wouldn't that mean that some of the cases that ended tragically might not have been traced back to this pill? It foolish to say no, Holly Patterson died of septic shock due to a chemical abortion. Would she have if she hadn't had this procedure done? Is that a safe drug?
Furthermore, that is the root of why we need to inform parents, and also a reason of why we need to have better studies performed in America on what's safe and effective, this was classifieds by America's largest abortion provider, shouldn't they have gone for a less biased view? Shouldn't women be informed, and shouldn't children be protected? They're to young to know when to go into the ER, and farther more the parent will need to sign if they go into the ER, if the parent thinks there girl is having a normal period would you be really alarmed? Or if you knew of her abortion would you look out for signs of trouble?But than there's the fact you have to have access to a hospital that knows how to treat, a young woman suffering from a medical abortion; as her parents site the hospital didn't have the capability to do.
A part of the problem of abortions for minors, and women who aren't informed that dangers are always possible.
In closing Pro-life groups, Holly's parents, and some politicians want this drug shelved and reviewed. Some Anti-life advocates are highly against this. Tell me who are we protecting? The drug hasn't even had sufficient testing done, this is what happens when groups like NOW, NARAL, and PP get politically involved. PP isn't administering the drug according to FDA guidelines, they are being reckless in how they administer it. Reports even site that they're administering the drug later than what the FDA approved it for, are administering it vaginally (this drug wasn't approved for that) and are allowing girl to take it at home. This is all in the reports and this has farther also been reported on the news.