New legislation in Ohio is going to be introduced regarding abortion inducing drugs. We’ve heard so much about the abortion pill; how abortion facilities ‘fudge’ the gestation of the unborn baby to administer it, telemed abortions, and internet abortions. Hopefully Ohio can regulate two specific medications that were intended for other uses before they were found out to abort babies. Online buyers uses these meds throughout pregnancy which has lead to the death of the mother.
If an abortionist will not use the dedicated abortion inducing drugs but will administer misoprostol and methotrexate, then it would be because the cost is much cheaper than using mifeprex and RU486. There can’t be any other reason to use anything but abortion specific medications. Abortionists are well known for cutting corners and circumventing the law to MAKE MONEY, not ‘care’ for women. In most abortion facilities, a chemical abortion costs MORE than surgical abortions.
What many people don’t know is how misoprostol [for ulcers] and methotrexate [for autoimmune and cancer] is used in Ohio is with is an ‘abortion shot‘: “Methotrexate is a drug that interferes with rapidly dividing cells, like those in an early pregnancy. It is frequently used to treat ectopic or tubal pregnancies to avoid surgery. This medication is given by injection or shot, usually in the arm or thigh. Different from Mifeprex, methotrexate has no effect on softening the cervix. The second medication is misoprostol, a prostaglandin that causes the uterus to contract (similar to labor) and expel the pregnancy. This causes cramps and bleeding.”
The only problem we see with this will be the ability to buy misoprostol and methotrexate online for abortions. We hope that with this becoming law it will deter women and men in Ohio from buying these two drugs over the internet for any reason.
From Ohio Representative Christina Hagan regarding chemical abortions, ‘abortion pill‘:
“Representative [Tom] Brinkman and I will soon be introducing legislation that would limit the use of abortion-inducing drugs to those explicitly labeled for the purpose of abortions by the FDA. Currently mifeprex, RU486, is the only drug approved by the FDA to induce abortions. In 2004, Rep. Brinkman sponsored legislation that required abortion providers to follow FDA guidelines when dispensing RU486, commonly referred to as the abortion pill. This law became enforceable in 2012 and prohibited abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from administering chemical abortions after seven weeks into pregnancy.
“This legislation would limit the use of these abortion inducing drugs to just mifeprex or RU486, and not allow any other FDA approved drug to be used out of context for these purposes. Currently, misoprostol and methotrexate, a drug indicated for use in cancer patients, are being used off-label to abort an unborn baby and potentially causing serious health risks for women and babies. The goal of this legislation is to end the practice of using drugs and or drug regimens off label from that which is currently approved by the FDA to induce abortions and to provide safeguards in state law to protect women’s health from inappropriately used drugs.”