The following article is by Sarah Terzo and is from the LiveActionNews website 5th May 2016. Women who take the abortion pill RU-486 regimen can face emotional and physical hardship during and after they expel their preborn babies. Right to Life has for years being fighting to halt the practice of medical (RU486) abortions. New Zealand Family Planning holds a licence to undertake this type of abortion at its Tauranga Clinic. Right to Life has also made the Abortion Supervisory Committee, the government body responsible for administering the Abortion Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977, aware that these types of medical abortions can, in nearly 60 % of cases save the life of an unborn child, if the woman changes her mind after taking the RU486 pill. However the Committee has decided to withhold this information from women. We do not believe this is acceptable.
Medical abortions occur in the first trimester, as described by Dr. Anthony Levatino in this video.
Here are excerpts from some women’s stories about their experiences with the abortion pill.
- A woman who had had both a surgical abortion and an abortion by pill described the aftermath of her pill abortion as:
the worst experience, the most physically and emotionally painful thing, that I’ve ever been through.
She also said:
The pill for me was the experience of having a baby. Contractions for 10 hours, sweating, screaming, being by myself. It was emotionally scarring and physically horrible.(1)