FDA expansion of abortion pill use still does not necessarily mean chemical abortion is safer

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Many suspected that today’s announcement by the FDA was a long time coming. Despite a record of at least 14 known deaths, and thousands of women suffering significant adverse events, the FDA relaxed safety standards and modified the protocol for mifepristone/misoprostol chemical abortions that had …

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Pennsylvania mother convicted of giving teen abortion pills

  By Dave Andrusko After pleading guilty, Jennifer A. Whalen was sentenced Friday to 9 to 18 months in jail for helping her then-16-year-old daughter abort her unborn child using illegally obtained drugs– Misoprostol and Mifepristone—from overseas. Whalen, 39, was sentenced by Montour County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Norton for violating a Pennsylvania …

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Pennsylvania mother charged with giving teen abortion pills, waives preliminary hearing, faces arraignment in March

By Dave Andrusko A Pennsylvania newspaper reported Wednesday that a 38-year-old mother will face arraignment in March on charges that she helped her then-16-year-old daughter abort her unborn child using illegally obtained drugs– Misoprostol and Mifepristone—from overseas. Jennifer A. Whalen “is charged with a felony count of performing an illegal abortion, plus lesser counts of …

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Judge finds drug caused abortion of Renee Lee’s unborn baby

  By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara ruled late Friday afternoon that the drug John Andrew Welden tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking caused the abortion of Remee Jo Lee’s 6-7-week-old unborn baby. “There is not a shred of evidence to support the defendant’s suggestion of miscarriage,” he said, after hearing two …

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Experts testify in case of man who slipped abortion-inducing drug to pregnant girlfriend that baby was viable and in no danger

By Dave Andrusko During the first of what is expected to be two days of competing testimony, one expert said Wednesday that a sonogram had shown that Remy Jo Lee was not at risk of losing her unborn baby while another explained how the drug Cytotec (misoprostol) can lethally harm an unborn child. Prosecutors called …

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Wednesday begins two days of expert testimony in case of man who slipped abortifacient to pregnant girlfriend

  By Dave Andrusko It seemingly came out of the blue. John Andrew Welden admitted tricking his then-girlfriend Remee Jo Lee into taking misoprostol (Cytotec)last March with the intention of causing Ms. Lee to miscarry her 6-7-week-old unborn baby. His lawyers had worked out a plea bargain so that Welden pleaded guilty to lesser charges …

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Judge questions strength of case against man accused of tricking girlfriend into taking pill to induce an abortion

  By Dave Andrusko All the steps had been taken, most important a plea bargain, and John Andrew Welden was scheduled to be sentenced today for tricking his then-girl friend into taking Cytotec (misoprostol) to cause the death of Remee Jo Lee’s unborn baby. In exchange for the government dropping a first-degree murder charge filed …

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Six year sentence for man who forcibly aborted girlfriend using Misoprostol

By Dave Andrusko The story in the British publication The Daily Mail included this: “WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.” And well they should. The full story is incredibly brutal, so we will include only the most pertinent details. Ahmed Raofi, 29, has been jailed for six years for forcibly aborting the child his girlfriend refused to kill, …

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Irish Medicines Board Warns of Abortion Pills Danger

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Irish Pro-Life group Family and Life. The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has warned women against taking dangerous abortion pills. More than 250 abortion pills have been seized since the beginning of the year. Abortifacients, or drugs used to induce abortion, are not legally available in Ireland and it …

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Off-Label Abortion Pills being Sold at Flea Markets

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research When many people think of abortion pills, they think of RU-486, the abortion drug developed in France in the 1980s and sold in the U.S. since 2000. But there is another drug, misoprostol, a prostaglandin normally used in conjunction with RU-486, that is being …

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Trouble for Abortion Stealth Campaign

By Wendy Wright Abortion groups’ plan to get the abortion-causing drug misoprostol widely used for post-partum bleeding has run into roadblocks. People in the targeted areas know what they’re up to, and the message that “misoprostol saves lives” is hyperbole intended to influence policymakers. Leaders of this campaign gave an update at a seminar held …

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5 Reasons behind the Abortion Industry Push for Chemical Abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. The following is the summary of some of the most important factors that explain the abortion industry’s push for chemical abortions in America and around the world.  Over the next five days, each of the reasons given here will be fleshed out …

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