SC&G Special Edition – Are Chemical Abortions Safe?

Episode Description: DISCLAIMER: Please know this episode contains content that some people may find disturbing. While our goal is to address relevant and important science-faith topics, we also want a positive experience for our audience.

Join Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Christina “Chris” Cirucci as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.

Chemical (or medication) abortion now comprises more than 50% of the abortions in the United States, and this percentage is expected to increase. When first approved two decades ago, chemical abortion had many restrictions to ensure safety to the woman, but these restrictions have gradually been removed. The pills can now be obtained online with little or no medical supervision. Proponents claim that at-home abortion is “safer than Tylenol.” Is chemical abortion really as safe as they say? What complications might we expect? What do the studies show us? In this episode Chris and Fuz discuss this important topic.

Deaths and Severe Adverse Events after the Use of Mifepristone as an Abortifacient from September 2000 to February 2019

Significant Adverse Events and Outcomes after Medical Abortion

Mifepristone Adverse Events Identified by Planned Parenthood in 2009 and 2010 Compared to Those in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and Those Obtained through the Freedom of Information Act

A Post Hoc Exploratory Analysis: Induced Abortion Complications Mistaken for Miscarriage in the Emergency Room Are a Risk Factor for Hospitalization

Immediate Complications after Medical Compared with Surgical Termination of Pregnancy

Additional Resources:  – American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Charlotte Lozier Institute