Health Canada Makes a Grave Mistake Regarding RU-486
Only July 29, 2015, Health Canada approved RU-486 for Canadian women. This is a dangerous drug that was taken out of trials in 2001 because a woman in the trial died of septic shock.
Numerous studies from around the world have proven this abortifacient drug to be dangerous. One Australian study found evidence that RU-486 abortions have a far higher rate of serious complications than surgical abortion. Published in the Australian Family Physician in 2011, a medical journal for Australia’s general practitioners, the study found that a massive 5.7% of women undergoing such chemical abortion, versus 0.4% of women who had surgical abortion, were re-admitted to the hospital for post-abortion treatment.
In 2006, post-marketing studies in the United States and France conducted by researcher Regine Sitruk-Ware, found that 10% of the women who took this drug experienced excessive severe bleeding. That's a stunningly high complication rate, especially for something that could potentially be life-threatening. The studies also found that 1.4% of women required curettage to control bleeding, and 0.25% needed blood transfusions. Would any other drug be allowed on the market with such an abysmal safety rate? The answer is no. No exception should be made even if demanded by the abortion industry.
Even the pro-abortion, feminist author, Renate Klein, published a book, RU-486: Misconceptions, Myths and Morals in 2012, stating that the drug is an "unsafe, second-rate abortion method with significant problems" after seeing its effects for more than 20 years.