The Abortion Pill Lie

abortion pill lieHolly Patterson ingested the poison on a Saturday.

The eighteen year old girl had been perfectly healthy up to that moment. Before the day was through, she began experiencing cramping and constipation. Within a week, she was dead from septic shock.

All of this occurred in California a decade and a half ago when Holly walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic and met with their onsite doctor. They dispensed to her the RU-486 pills which induces human abortion. The girl was pregnant and thought this was a safe way to procure a human abortion.

She was tragically wrong.

The abortion pill lie is promoted by Planned Parenthood

Iowans for LIFE revisits Holly’s tragic death in light of Cecile Richard’s latest comment on the safety of RU-486, also known as the Abortion Pill. Planned Parenthood’s former CEO wrote in the LA Times:

“There is no medical or health reason for this ban on medication abortion. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, non-invasive medication abortion is safe by all measures — safer than Tylenol and Viagra, even.”

Yes, Viagra warns men to call a doctor if they experience a four hour erection. On the other hand, the Abortion Pill can cause 4 or more hours of heavy bleeding, vomiting, headaches, and abdominal pain.

The abortion pill lie downplays your potential for violent illness

In the case of another former Planned Parenthood employee, Abby Johnson, the side effects were nightmarish for far MORE than 4 hours:

“… I started to feel pain in my abdomen unlike anything I had ever experienced. Then the blood… was gushing out of me. I couldn’t wear a pad… nothing was able to absorb the amount of blood I was losing. The only thing I could do was sit on the toilet… for hours… bleeding, throwing up into the bathroom trashcan, crying and sweating. I used to watch shows about childbirth. I would see these women in labor… covered in sweat. I would always think, “Gosh, do they keep it hot in the delivery room, or what?” But at that moment, sitting on the toilet, I knew it wasn’t from heat… it was from pain.

“It looked like a crime scene”

“After several hours on the toilet, I desperately wanted to soak in the bath tub. …My bathwater was bright red. It looked like I was sitting in the middle of a crime scene …

“I stood up…. I began to sweat again and felt faint….  Then I felt a release… and a splash in the water that was draining beneath me. A blood clot the size of a lemon had fallen into my bath water. Was that my baby?…. Then came the excruciating pain again. I… sat on the toilet. Another lemon sized blood clot. Then another. And another. I thought I was dying. This couldn’t be normal. Planned Parenthood didn’t ever tell me this could happen…. I decided that I would call them in the morning… if I didn’t die before then. It was around midnight and I had been in the bathroom for a good 12 hours.”

Abby Johnson called Planned Parenthood the next day to ask if what she was going through was normal. Yes, they said that what she was experiencing was “not abnormal.” She experienced another 8 weeks of blood clots, cramping, and nausea.

For the record, the potential side effects of taking Tylenol include nausea, stomach pain, itching, rash, headache, loss of appetite, dark urine, and clay-colored stools.

Is Cecile Richards really serious when she nationally proclaims that a four hour erection or clay-colored stools is worse than a half a day of hell … and a dead baby?

No, she’s not. She just thinks you’re gullible. Dr. Donna Harrison of The American Association or Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) doesn’t pull any punches:

The abortion pill lie is based on your gullibility

“The claim that medical abortion is safer than Tylenol is just plainly a lie. And what is even more heinous is that medical abortions are being pushed on poor and rural women, who don’t have access to emergency treatments. Those women are much more likely to die as a result.”

Just ask Holly Patterson.

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