A reader sent me a link to the following article.
WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, said Friday it was changing its prescribing practices for a drug used to terminate early pregnancies after reports of two new deaths possibly linked to the drug.
Earlier in the day, the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating the two deaths that occurred after medical abortion with mifepristone, sold under the brand name Mifeprex. (Read more from the FDA on Mifeprex.) The medication is made by Danco Laboratories, a closely held New York company, and contains two separate drugs that need to be given in order to terminate a pregnancy.
The two deaths, as well as four others that occurred in California from September 2003 through June 2005, occurred in women who had been given one of the drugs vaginally rather than orally as directed. Last year federal health officials tied the four California deaths to sepsis, a serious blood infection caused by a bacteria known as Clostridium sordellii.
Mifeprex’s label states that both drugs should be given orally, and the FDA has repeatedly warned health-care professionals about the proper way to administer the drug. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, however, have been giving the second drug in the regimen vaginally rather than orally.
Remind me never to have my temperature checked at one of their clinics. The actual proper way to administer this drug is into the trash can.
How incompetent can you possibly be? Many clinics are giving the medication incorrectly? Who do they have administering their drugs that cannot follow repeated instructions? Illiterate hobos off the street?
If these were a chain of anything other than abortion clinics, the public outcry would be massive, ongoing and fueled by an enraged media.
A finger planted in a cup of chili at a Wendy’s almost shut down an entire restaurant chain even when no illness or, Heaven Help Us, deaths occured.
Looks like abortion doesn’t have to be illegal to have women dying from back-alley procedures.
Or could it be that these drugs really are dangerous?
Protecting women’s health, indeed.
It’s not about protecting women’s health, it’s about furthering a bankrupt feminist cause. There are always some casualties of war…
It is all so very criminal, much like atrocities performed for the sake of other bankrupt causes. The 20th century was full of them, and it looks like the 21st will be no different.
I commend all of those in this struggle to the protection and intercession of Our Mother Mary.
It isn’t clear from the citation, but I assume they are talking about the deaths of the mothers? Perhaps I should rephrase my question. Is the problem too much death, or not enough death?
clostridium bacteria – interesting – per wikipedia:
Clostridium includes common free-living bacteria as well as important pathogens. There are four main species responsible for disease in humans:
C. botulinum, an organism producing a toxin in food that causes botulism.
C. difficile, which can overgrow other bacteria in the gut during antibiotic therapy, causing pseudomembranous colitis.
C. perfringens, causing a wide range of symptoms, from food poisoning to gas gangrene.
C. tetani, the causitive organism of tetanus (lockjaw).
and now c. sordelli
how sordid can it get?