Planned Parenthood Continuing a Legacy of Harm to Women in 21st Century (10/05)

Planned Parenthood likes to portray itself as a respected health care facility, but more and more evidence is emerging on the harm it does to women and to their babies. Some of the incidents that have come to light in recent years are: In 2000, a Missouri woman went into a coma after she allegedly went without oxygen for a period of time during tubal ligation surgery at Planned Parenthood. Afterward she entered a persistent vegetative state. In 2001, Planned Parenthood Mohawk-Hudson agreed to pay a New York woman $1 million because it had repeatedly insisted she did not have breast cancer when she did. In 2001, a San Francisco court decision awarded $672,610 in damages to a Yugoslav immigrant whose preborn child suffered the loss of two limbs during a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate. In 2003, the California Department of Health Services cited a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood facility for numerous deficiencies following the death of Diana Lopez. She bled to death in 2002 after her cervix was allegedly punctured during an abortion. The Sacramento Bee reported that the state found the following deficiencies: Failure to contact the state within 24 hours after Lopez was taken to a hospital, as required by the state. The state was notified six days after Lopez died. Failure to implement a policy that would have advised against an abortion for Lopez because her hemoglobin (a substance in the blood) was too low. Inappropriate use of misoprostol, a drug used to promote contractions. Surgical abortion policy dictates that the drug may be given 90 minutes before an abortion. Records show...

RU-486 Chemical Abortions

CDC NEJM Article Warns of Abortion Drug Risks Italy Health Minister Stops RU-486 Abortion Drug Trials After Problems RU-486 Maker Sued After 21-Year-Old Dies FDA Issues Warning About Deadly Infections from Mifeprex Abortion Pill Lawmakers want Mifeprex Pulled After More Women Die RU 486 Has Caused Over 600 Adverse Effects in Addition to Deaths Mifeprex is Mifepristone, or RU 486 Toxic Shock Syndrome After Medical (Chemical) Abortion Pathophysiology of Mifepristone-Induced Septic Shock CDC NEJM ARTICLE WARNS OF ABORTION DRUG RISKS.  An article written by Centers for Disease Control officials [1Dec05 edition New England Journal of Medicine] warns women of the risks of fatal infections from the RU 486 abortion drug and asks doctors to be on the lookout for toxic shock related to the abortions. The CDC authors point to the deaths caused by the fatal Clostridium sordellii bacteria that infected four California women who used the Mifeprex abortion drug. The article noted that all of the women used one of the two-part drug process vaginally. FDA guidelines call for oral use, but Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, wanting to use the drug in lower doses, tell women to use it vaginally. All 4 women were found to have the deadly bacterium in their uteruses. Marc Fischer, M.D., and his CDC colleagues said that all 4 women died one day after going to the hospitals with recent symptoms from the infections. The women did not show normal infection telltale signs until it was too late. “The clinical and pathological findings in these cases are similar to those in 10 other cases of C. sordellii infection of the genital tract reported...