The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the abortion pill regimen (mifepristone and misoprostol) for use only up to 10 weeks (70 days) of pregnancy, yet Planned Parenthood has begun publicly promoting the use of the abortion pill regimen past this time frame, up to the 11th week of pregnancy (77 days). This is significant; at 11 weeks of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood itself admits that the abortion pill fails 13 percent of the time — nearly double the failure rate for the abortion pill given just two weeks earlier.
According to Planned Parenthood’s own published statistics, the failure rate for the abortion pill at nine weeks is seven percent (7%), at 10 weeks – nine percent (9%), and at 11 weeks it jumps to 13 percent.
Planned Parenthood’s website has recently been altered to add the 10-11 week range for the abortion pill, showing that…
- For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 94-98 out of 100 times [2 to 6% failure rate].
- For people who are 8-9 weeks pregnant, it works about 94-96 out of 100 times. [4 to 6% failure rate].
- For people who are 9-10 weeks pregnant, it works about 91-93 out of 100 times. [7 to 9% failure rate].
- For people who are 10-11 weeks pregnant, [past FDA approved limits] it works about 87 out of 100 times. [13% failure rate].
If the abortion pill fails, it can either mean that the baby is still alive, or it could mean that the baby’s remains are still in the woman’s uterus and could cause an infection. In the latter case, more pills or a follow-up surgical abortion may be required to prevent infection. Planned Parenthood’s flouting of FDA rules in adding an unapproved extra week for the abortion pill demonstrates a clear lack of concern for abortion clients.
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