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Study: No increased risk after taking abortion pill

August 16, 2007

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— Women who use abortion pills rather than the more common surgical method seem to face no greater risk of tubal pregnancy or miscarriage in later pregnancies, according to a new study.

The federally funded research - based on nearly 12,000 Danish women - is considered the best study to date of the effect of this newer abortion method on subsequent pregnancies.

The U.S. and Danish researchers studied medical abortions. Generally, it involves a woman ending a pregnancy by taking one tablet of mifespristone - formerly known as RU-486 - followed by about four misoprostol pills a day or two later. The mifepristone destabilize the connecting tissue between an embryo and the uterus, and the misoprostol causes the uterus to expel the embryo.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 8 months ago

What about the increased risk of post-abortion depression? How about the lifelong guilt associated with aborting a developing child?

deec 7 years, 8 months ago

I get depressed on occasion about my spontaneous abortion. I guess I should be mad at God for killing my baby, huh?

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 8 months ago

Do some women regret abortions? Certainly. At what percentage? I don't know.

Do women regret giving birth? That is, do they look at their child and say, "I really wish I had aborted you"?

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 8 months ago

Colnel_Angus,

I love your post! "The baby... after death has no further complications or long term care issues." Yes, and the aborting parents can go on with their lives with one less thing to pester them, like a child.

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 8 months ago

"Are you as worried about the depression of a soldier returning from Iraq? How about the lifelong guilt associated with accidently killing an Iraqi child?" -scenebooster Of course! I'm concerned about all life from conception to natural death.

"I guess I should be mad at God for killing my baby, huh?" -deec I'm sorry about your loss. Although we can't stop God, we can halt the abortionists.

Agnostick, Your self-righteous post provides you will all the aggrandizement you ascribe to my motives.

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