One of the leading pro-life organizations is fighting back against the Obama administration’s approval for expanded use of the controversial abortion drug combination known as RU-486, calling the government’s decision harmful for women and babies and nothing but a political “thank you” from Obama to his allies in the abortion industry.
The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, which recently clamped down on e-cigarettes and some tobacco products to protect the health of children, is allowing women seeking abortions to take the RU-486 regimen until the 10th week of pregnancy. Previously, the limit was seven weeks.
RU-486 is a two-drug regimen. The first starves the unborn baby of nutrients, leading the child to die. Live Action Founder and President Lila Rose says at 10 weeks, that baby is further developed than many realize.
“The heart is beating,” she told WND and Radio America. “The brain is forming, leg and arm buds. By the end of the first trimester, the child has all his internal organs and body parts. He just needs time and nourishment to grow. You’re talking about a fairly developed pre-born child.”
The second drug is even more powerful.
“The second drug induces labor,” Rose said. “It makes a woman bleed out her entire pregnancy as well as the pre-born child. That process can take up to two days.”
In addition to the FDA giving its approval for RU-486 for an additional three weeks, Rose said it also allows abortion providers to provide less medical supervision. She said that is a recipe for disaster.
“A teen girl could get these drugs, self-administer the pills and without any parent’s knowledge or consent in many states, be bleeding out her pregnancy in a forced miscarriage without a doctor involved,” Rose said.
According to Rose, the later the drugs are taken in a pregnancy, the less likely the second drug is to actually trigger a miscarriage. In that situation, the patient is then forced to seek a surgical abortion to remove the dead child.
Rose said the latest move has nothing to do with health care. She claims it’s the Obama administration helping abortion providers line their pockets.