Popping Abortion Pills Is Way More Dangerous Than Big Pharma Wants Women To Know

Lloyd Holm

This month, it was reported that two of the country's largest pharmaceutical retailers will begin dispensing abortion-inducing medications mifepristone and misoprostol. This roll-out will start in "selected" pharmacies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with pharmacies in New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Illinois following suit in the ensuing weeks and months. What has not changed is that, for now, a prescription will still be required to procure these medications from either a telemedicine service or an in-person provider.

Before this announcement, the FDA limited the dispensing of mifepristone and misoprostol to a subset of specialty offices and clinics due to safety concerns. Apparently, it is no longer "unsafe."

Or is it?

As I have previously reported, ingesting mifepristone and misoprostol unsupervised carries definable risks. The risk of hemorrhage and possible death from an ectopic pregnancy is not just theoretical.

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