Deadly RU486 ‘medicinal’ abortions taking place for first time beyond St. Paul: Planned Parenthood performing abortions in Rochester

Editor’s note. The following comes from Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), National Right to Life’s state affiliate.

Scott Fischbach

In a rare public admission, Connie Lewis, Vice President of External Affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, stated, “In recent months, we have begun providing a limited number of medicinal abortions at the Rochester clinic.” Lewis was quoted in the Aug. 21, 2011, edition of the Rochester Post Bulletin.

“It is disturbing that Planned Parenthood is now killing unborn children in Rochester using deadly RU486, a drug combination that is so dangerous that is has been banned in many countries, including Canada,” said Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. “At least 14 women are known to have died in the U.S. from this abortion drug.”

The RU486 drug cocktail kills the unborn baby by cutting off nutrients from the uterine wall that the baby needs to survive. Once the unborn child is suffocated, a second drug is taken to induce contractions strong enough to expel the dead baby.

The Minnesota Department of Health just released its 2010 Abortion Report showing that the state now has its lowest abortion rate on record, and the lowest number of abortions performed on women in Minnesota since the early 1970’s.

The 2010 Abortion Report data included the fact that Planned Parenthood was the only abortionist in Minnesota that increased its abortions performed statewide last year. Now Planned Parenthood Minnesota has expanded its abortion operations to a second location for the first time, and the state’s low abortion rate is sure to increase.

“The expansion of chemical abortions to Rochester is further proof that Planned Parenthood is abortion obsessed,” Fischbach said. “Planned Parenthood’s focus is to make as much money as possible by killing as many unborn children as possible, any way it can. This expansion of abortion in Minnesota is a tragedy.”

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