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Risks from taking the abortion pill are rare. They include incomplete abortion, failure to end the pregnancy, infection, heavy bleeding and allergic reactions. When women get the abortion pill from a health care provider they will be counseled on the risks and warning signs to look for.
Although misoprostol alone can also be used for second-trimester abortions, the chances of serious complications such as uterine rupture or hemorrhage rise as pregnancy advances. Ready access to emergency care in a medical facility is essential, and women should not attempt an abortion alone. They must also be prepared for the passing of the fetus and placenta at this stage.
When bleeding and contractions begin, it is advisable to go to a hospital and report a miscarriage. The hospital may perform a surgical procedure—manual vacuum aspiration or D&C—to complete the process if it does not occur naturally. In countries where abortion is highly restricted by law, be aware that hospital personnel may be required to report all suspected induced abortion attempts to legal authorities, and may report miscarriages as such.
Women should seek medical attention if they experience any of the following side effects after taking misoprostol:
very heavy bleeding (soaking more than two large-sized thick sanitary pads each hour for more than two consecutive hours);
continuous bleeding for several days resulting in dizziness or light-headedness;
bleeding that stops but is followed two weeks or later by a sudden onset of extremely heavy bleeding, which may require manual vacuum aspiration or D&C;
scant bleeding or no bleeding at all in the first seven days after using misoprostol, which may suggest that no abortion has occurred and require a repeat round of misoprostol or surgical termination;
chills and fever lasting more than 24 hours after the last dose of misoprostol, which suggest that an infection may be present requiring treatment with antibiotics; or
severe abdominal pain that lasts more than 24 hours after the last dose of misoprostol.
The FDA previously approved a REMS for Mifeprex. After reviewing the supplemental application, the agency determined that a REMS continues to be necessary to ensure the safe use of Mifeprex. Under the REMS:
•Mifeprex must be ordered, prescribed and dispensed by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider who prescribes and who meets certain qualifications;
•Healthcare providers who wish to prescribe Mifeprex must complete a Prescriber Agreement Form prior to ordering and dispensing Mifeprex;
•Mifeprex may only be dispensed in clinics, medical offices, and hospitals by or under the supervision of a certified healthcare provider;
•The healthcare provider must obtain a signed Patient Agreement Form before dispensing Mifeprex.
Healthcare providers who prescribe Mifeprex are required under FDA regulations to provide the patient with a copy of the Mifeprex Medication Guide (FDA-approved information for patients).
Mifeprex is approved, in a regimen with misoprostol, to end a pregnancy through 70 days gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period). The approved Mifeprex dosing regimen is:
•On Day One: 200 mg of Mifeprex taken by mouth
•24 to 48 hours after taking Mifeprex: 800 mcg of misoprostol taken buccally (in the cheek pouch), at a location appropriate for the patient
•About seven to fourteen days after taking Mifeprex: follow-up with the healthcare provider
I don't foresee this being/remaining legal any more than mailing in crack coc aine from the Netherlands.
This has disaster written all over it...
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
Planned Parenthood is going to hate this, this is going to take a lot of money from their pocket
at home abortions are going to defund PP, it's that ironic, don't you think
originally posted by: CirqueDeTruth
It is correct to say that women will find a way.
Even if Roe Vs. Wade is overturned - that is not going to stop women from trying to end their pregnancy.
Can you imagine back alley abortions starting again? It will. If Roe Vs. Wade is overturned.
Women have been ending pregnacies since the beginning of time.
It's their bodies. And their decision.
originally posted by: JimNasium
Chant the mantra like the 'moral majority™' and as soon as that child is born, turn Your back and then throw up every obstacle to raise that child... Then to raise those kids, these same turds give themselves raises and bonuses for the head of the Corp.™ while the monies toward the Foster parent/grand parent/group home whomever is actually raising that child, is lessened by more taxes and the squawking about "MORE HANDOUTS" for the poor...
Who are the 'poor'? The ones who get to raise the un-wanted children...
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: LSU2018
There is a glimmer of truth to your rather crude statement.
If you can afford an abortion you can afford birth control.