Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ACLU pushes for women's "right" to bleed to death, in the safety and convenience of their homes. Part I

The American Civil Liberties Union has recently filed a lawsuit, suing the Federal Food and Drug Administration in federal court in order to force it to lift the requirement that the so-called "abortion pill" regimen be given to women through pharmacy prescriptions, not in hospital or doctor's office settings.

Of course, the push is portrayed as making the "abortion pill" affordable to women in remote locations.

And, of course, none of these women who supposedly want that abortion pill, were included as plaintiffs in this blatantly frivolous lawsuit.

Instead, the plaintiffs are people who have financial interests to promote the pills and "procedures" - and who have blatant conflicts of interest with the actual patients whose life they are putting at risk.  Not to mention that doctors do not have standing to sue on behalf of the patients - as they are doing in the lawsuit.

ACLU and several physicians that supported the idea - I wonder whether they were "incentivized" by the manufacturer of the drugs in the "regimen" - push the pill combination as "safe and efficient".

As one of the victim of that "regimen" who nearly bled to death because of it - I beg to differ.

When I was in labor, a nurse came into the room and said that the doctor directed her to accelerate the labor with a pill.

The pill was given to me, I took it, because I trust my doctor to do what is necessary, safe and right under the circumstances.

No notification was given to me that the pill was not meant to accelerate labor, and was not tested for that purpose.

No notification was given to me that, in fact, the pill in question was an ulcer medication with a history of causing uterine ruptures (tearing of the womb and bleeding to death) when used - like it was on me - in labor.

I was lucky.

My husband was next to me, so when I lost consciousness and equipment attached to me did not give any signals to the medical personnel, he raised hell, brought half the hospital to my room - and, after an emergency surgery, my life was saved.

The name of the pill was MISOPROSTOL.

The same pill that ACLU pushes to allow women to have through "pharmacy prescriptions", as part of a Mifeprex (Misopristone)/ Misoprostol "regimen".

Women who ACLU wants to take that SAME pill as part of a "regimen" to "safely and efficiently" have an abortion "in the comfort of their own home" may simply die in the comfort of their own home - black out and bleed to death, without ever realizing what has happened to them.

Yet, ACLU advertises the pill "regimen" as safe and efficient even outside of court pleadings, seeking the widest audience, through Internet, and seeking donations based on such advertising.

Yet, neither Mifeprex (Misopristone), nor Misoprostol has gone through clinical trials in obstetrics, nor was proven "safe and effective" in such trials for women.

What is going on is blatant clinical practice "within the black box" - using these medications that were meant for treatment of completely different diseases for purposes the drug's black box warnings warn AGAINST.

Mifeprex' black box warning warns that it may terminate a pregnancy and should not be used in a pregnancy - that's why it is used FOR termination of a pregnancy, even though it never went through clinical trials for such use, and is still not listed in the official label for such use.

Mifeprex is still officially indicated only for treatment of the so-called Cushing syndrome, and is counter-indicated for patients with Diabetes 2.

Misoprostol has an even worse black box warning in its official label:

Misoprostol can cause BIRTH DEFECTS if it does not abort the fetus.

And, it can cause the tearing of the womb - uterine rupture - if administered in women to induce labor OR abortion.

And, these risks increase with women with prior C-sections - while C-sections are increasingly routine.

That's what is called "safe and efficient" by ACLU?

Not to mention that Misoprostol is only indicated for treatment of gastric ulcers, and its efficiency and safety was only tested for that purpose, and not for other purposes:

It is obvious that ACLU does not sneeze without donations.

It is also obvious that there is a giant financial incentive behind this lawsuit - coming not from the potential consumers of this pill, but from physicians and manufacturers.

Yet, this particular lawsuit of ACLU is particularly irresponsible, since ACLU claims - and not only in court, but also in out-of-court publications, not protected by anti-defamation immunity, that this drug "regimen" is "safe and efficient" for women, and that ACLU is supposedly fighting a "good fight" to bring to women a much needed "service".

This "regimen" will definitely be cheaper than undergoing a surgical abortion, or than taking the same pill under the supervision of a physician in a hospital setting.

But, cheapness here comes with a price - once again, a woman can bleed to death after her womb tears up in uncontrolled contractions.

Since such contractions may be accompanied by excruciating pain that may cause blackouts (misoprostol did cause a blackout in my case), a woman can simply take the pill, black out and bleed to death with nobody aware of what is happening to her.

I will cover the intricacies of off-label prescriptions (like here with this "abortion pill" regimen) and how physicians duck giving patients warning about risks involved with such "treatments" (as I learnt the hard way), as well as the names of manufacturers of the "abortion pill" regimen and playing with statistics of injuries and fatalities from the "abortion pill" regimen, in the next blogs.

Stay tuned.

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ACLU pushes for women's "right" to bleed to death, in the safety and convenience of their homes. Part I

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