A Closer Look at the Chemical Abortion Pill [Documentary]

hi I'm Brad mattis president of life issues Institute thanks for joining us as we take a closer look at the chemical abortion pill the abortion industry and their advocates say that chemical abortion is a more natural and preferred method of abortion it is that true today we'll be talking with women who have actually experienced the process and hear what they have to say we'll also be hearing from a medical doctor who will share her professional opinion please stay with us Donna Harrison is the executive director of the American Association of pro-life Obstetricians and Gynaecologists she is well versed in the process of chemical abortion a to drug protocol with first pill taken at the abortion facility and the second taken by the woman all on her own as well as the possible serious risks and complications the first drug is myth oppressed stone which is called myth aprox and that first drug is taken and it blocks the effects of progesterone in a woman's body it blocks the ability of her womb to feed and nourish the baby a second drug is given later and that drug is misoprostol it's also called cytotec and that drug causes the woman's wound to contract and squeeze the baby out dr. Harrison studies have shown that chemical abortion can be more risky for women the surgical abortion what do you know about the science and the risks involved one of the best studies was done out of Finland in that study they looked at 42,000 abortion patients about half of them were chemical abortion about half of them were surgical abortion and what they found is that the chemical abortion patients had four times the complication rate that the surgical abortion patients had hemorrhage retained tissue so this was just the immediate complications not even taking into account the long term complication what other complications have you been aware of regarding this pill well one of the most serious complications is a deadly infection called an infection with Clostridium sword le I that's the infection that led to the death of the beautiful California girl eighteen year old Holly Patterson Clostridium Sword le eye is actually in the soil so we are exposed to that but when your immune system is suppressed as it is with both myth aprox and with misoprostol than women can't fight off that infection and it can lead to a rapidly fatal infection in 1995 Tammy Morris was engaged and looking forward to the next chapter of her life when she discovered she was pregnant she was already the mother of a young daughter whom she'd given birth to as a teenager and had experienced a surgical abortion years earlier a lifetime of brokenness poverty abuse and addiction led Tammy to believe she would ruin her upcoming marriage if they started out pregnant Tammy was convinced a chemical abortion was the only solution when I met with the nurse and the doctor they told me that the abortion pill was going to be a simple mostly painless private safe process it wasn't very long after I took that pill that I began to experience labor and it didn't take long at all for those labor pains to intensify because I had already given birth to a child my daughter I knew what labor felt like and I was shocked I thought that I would cramp like I had with my surgical abortion but that it would be over relatively quickly this was not that this was horrific this was me alone afraid and feeling like I'm gonna give birth to death they didn't prepare me for this they told me that some tissue would be expelled from me much like clots and I was on the toilet and I wasn't there very long and the urge to push was there and I felt a mass and then I heard a sound horrified I looked down and there was my baby in a toilet how did you feel devastated this wasn't uterine tissue this was a formed recognizable undeniable baby my baby my fiance's baby I began to bleed profusely more than the allowed or normal amount and I did seek medical attention what were the weeks like after that I was angry I was ashamed I was I was very hard to be around because I had this secret I had this traumatic experience that I couldn't share with anybody and after all how does a mother who killed her own child in the womb intentionally how does she grieve outwardly shortly after graduating from college Oregon native Elizabeth Gillette and her boyfriend found out they were pregnant while afraid she couldn't juggle working and being a mom so soon after graduating she wasn't convinced abortion was the answer her boyfriend offered no support and pushed her to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood even though she was conflicted the staff coerced her into proceeding with a chemical abortion I asked to see the ultrasound and the doctor said that's really not our policy and I said I need to see the ultrasound I need to see it I had told her at the beginning I'm very unsure I'm very unsure and I know how those machines work she took a still shot of the monitor and then rolled the monitor around so that I could see it and it was just a photo it was not moving even though the wand was moving and she said you see there's no movement there's no heartbeat your pregnancies not viable and she lied to me because she knew that I was on the fence that she knew I wanted to leave and she had one of those little tiny Dixie styrofoam cup things with the pill in it she said all you have to do is take this and I couldn't do it I couldn't take it out of her hand and she said you know I just can't wait any longer so you need to take this or you need to leave no one counseled me no one told me what the options were nobody pointed me to any kind of Pregnancy Resource Centers or anything at this point I'd probably been crying waiting trying to drag this out for probably 45 minutes just with that internal turmoil that battle and I lost to myself a fight I did take the pill she said you'll experience some light cramping it'll be like a heavy period since you're early enough shouldn't hurt you need to take these antibiotics in case the very slight chance of infection I had to take a second pill once I got home I had no idea what was coming no idea take us through the chemical abortion process what did you experience at first nothing and then the cramping started and it was deep and very very painful I've had three children since then and it felt like labor I miscarried my entire child pole was the size of a tennis ball probably round just a perfect little sack and inside was this a tiny little gummy bear and I held him it's a hard memory to live with his name did they tell you about the emotional the psychological ramifications no the doctor had promised me that I would feel relieved I didn't feel any relief what did you feel overwhelming guilt just a sickness inside that I couldn't couldn't put away nightmares started shortly after I stopped eating they became anorexic I was later diagnosed with acute post-traumatic stress disorder similar to surgical abortion there are associated risks of psychological ramifications but on a potentially more serious level with chemical abortion doctor Donna Harrison has found many women are unaware and ill-prepared for the emotional consequences of chemical abortion with an abortion you get no social support so these women grieve the loss of their child and they have no social support for it and that ends up is a complicated grief and that's why you have these you know increased risk of suicide substance abuse and hospitalized double major depression overall in this country about a third to maybe a little under 1/2 of early abortions are chemical abortions that many yeah that many and it's it's seen as the answer to the abortion industry's biggest problem which is doctors won't do abortions 85% of OB gens do not do abortions and that's not because we don't know how that's because OB gens know that they're caring for two patients and they don't want to kill their patient dr. Harrison the women we spoke to while at the abortion facility we're told by the staff that chemical abortion is natural easy and almost painless what do you have to say about gun well that's a lie it's none of those it's not natural for a woman's body to have progesterone blocked in the pregnancy it's completely unnatural bleeding from a surgical abortion lasts a day the bleeding from a chemical abortion can last weeks to months it's a lot more painful because the woman is physically passing the baby and placenta like labor and in a surgical abortion she's hopefully under anesthesia the the mantra out there is up pop a pill and poof it's over well it's not over it's a aborting with me 4x and misoprostol is a tough process and these women are on their own to do it it's almost patient abandonment between the ages of 17 and 32 Tammy Morris experienced eight abortions trying to ease the pain she struggled for years with addiction and anger by 2012 Tammy was running a non-profit ministry for homeless mothers and children a cause very dear to her heart she was asked to speak at a local church but they didn't want to hear her normal ministry pitch they wanted to hear about the real Tammy a prospect that threatened to penetrate the emotional walls Tammy had built around herself I had my speaking notes and I did my research on the church so that I could understand the audience and I stood up at that podium and I began to tell my story of what was done to me and the brokenness and trauma caused and then later what I would come to do to myself as a result of being unhealed and as if someone was speaking in my ear probably God I heard tell them about your babies and so I did and it was in that moment that I realized that I was broken and that the love of God hadn't penetrated that very deep wound within me because after all how can I grieve when I'm the one who killed him and God in His wisdom over the next year so began to bring pro-life people and Pregnancy Center leaders because of my work with this nonprofit ministry I began to interface with them it was a combination of so many things and yet all of them were absolutely necessary and weaving together my healing journey or at least the start of it but I found hope and healing and talking and speaking them out and acknowledging that yes I made this decision eight times but I made one decision that redeemed it all and healing isn't an event it's a journey years after her chemical abortion experience Elizabeth Gillette sought counseling for the emotional trauma she was experiencing shortly afterwards she again became pregnant with the baby's father uninvolved Elizabeth was facing the same fear she experienced before her chemical abortion but this time Elizabeth knew she had to protect her baby and felt compelled to share her decision and story on social media I made a video and I told the world I'm pregnant again and I'm going to keep my baby and you can too and within three days I had over 700,000 views hiding in the silence is just your own personal death sentence but when you stand up and say enough is enough this hurt me and it's hurting women everywhere it just kind of set me free now I'm I'm in a good place I decided to to not let this one choice define me I've been forgiven tell me about your life now Elizabeth what's it like so beautiful I have three little kids and a wonderful husband and life is everything I ever wanted it to be but I'm missing one over the last few years the prevalence and number of chemical abortions has continued to rise Pro bortion advocates are ignoring the dangers of chemical abortion and pushing for the abortion pill to become more widely available including through online sales and telemedicine which dr. Harrison explains the increased availability likely comes with a rise in the number of women who will suffer from serious physical and emotional complications I think it's really ironic that abortion advocates say there they're there for women and they use the coat hanger and yet now they're pushing a chemical coat hanger on women they're pushing a self-administration of abortion so that they're not liable the and so that there's there's no way to regulate that's their their goal is to make abortion something that women do to themselves so that the abortionist doesn't have any liability the statistics that are available state-by-state show an increased number of abortions by chemical abortion right even though the overall number of abortions are dropping in that state that's right why do you think that is well part of it is the push for telemedicine where a woman stands in front of a TV screen and a doctor interviews her without doing a physical exam pushes a button and a drawer opens and there's her abortion it's almost as bad as the abortions by male it's easier to distribute but when you have this drug being given without any medical supervision I feel for the women who are going to be bleeding at night with no one around no pain meds no way to get to the ER and what's even worse is what's going on overseas what we have is a push for chemical abortion in areas where women don't even have it where secur Tammy Morris is now working as the executive director of a local nonprofit organization her marriage has been restored and she's the mother of three living children and two grandchildren she continues to share her personal testimony in the hope women will choose life for their babies and not experienced the trauma and pain of abortion Tammy and Elizabeth are firm believers chemical abortion is not the answer and that women are strong enough to choose life for their babies you are strong enough you can do it there is not a single woman on this planet that is not strong enough to be a mom or a mom again our society is just breeding fear we tell our women to go out there and get a job and be everything that you can be except be a mom and that's a lie I have yet to meet a woman that doesn't regret her abortion and it's a regret that you you can't reconcile it's forever chemical abortion just savage it's not the answer what is the answer choosing life choosing life your life their life if I had it to do all over again I wouldn't have allowed a temporary situation that caused fear and uncertainty meaning an unplanned pregnancy to control my choice what would you say Tammy to a woman who may be watching this and contemplating having a chemical abortion to seek out people that will help her choose life and walk through that choosing life I'm not saying choosing life is easy but there are resources there are people who care there are people who walk who will walk with her she's not alone they're gonna show you how to walk through pregnancy and birthing and raising your precious precious gift from God a closer look at the chemical abortion pill shows the process isn't as natural or safe as advocates say use this newfound knowledge to share with women who may be contemplating an abortion full disclosure empowers them to make choices that both day and their babies can live with thanks for watching whether you're facing a decision to have a chemical abortion just need more information or are troubled by a past abortion we can help visit life issues org today for a list of free resources you

12 Replies to “A Closer Look at the Chemical Abortion Pill [Documentary]”

  1. Holy shit. This sort of happened to me. I saw the ultrasound, but I now know what I saw was likely just a still shot so that I couldn't see any movement. And the dr told me that my baby was not growing and therefore not viable, probably because they knew how on the fence I was, and didnt think I'd go through with it otherwise. But after it was done I felt nothing but numbness followed by immense regret and a sadness I cant even describe. To this day idk if my baby had actually died or if they just lied to me. Looking back now though I think they probably lied

  2. Thank you, Brad and team, as well as the brave ladies in this video, for all that you continue to do for life. This country is deluded into thinking there are only bad things that happen when carrying a baby to term, and only good things with abortion, when the opposite is closer to the truth. I had both of my girls, even though I was an unmarried teen with the first, and in a psychologically abusive relationship with the second. My kids were the beauty from the ashes. Pregnancy resource centers can bring empowerment to women and all involved family members. It would have been wonderful to have had the support when I was pregnant of places like these. Many blessings to you.

  3. I can attest to what the woman said about the pain the medication causes. I did not have a chemical abortion, but I had to take the misoprostol. My baby has died on her own, which was unbelievably traumatic already. But the miscarriage wasn't starting on its own, it was taking days, so my doctor offered the Cytotec to start the process so I wouldn't get an infection and I also wanted it to just be over because carrying my baby, that I had wanted SO baby, around dead was horrible on me emotionally.
    So I took it. And it was HORRIFIC. Miscarriage is already horribly painful, but I'm pretty sure this was way worse than it would have been without the medicine. It was absolutely unbearable pain. It was like my uterus was being literally shredded or crushed. The intense pain lasted about 24 hours straight, and my doctor's office had told me I wouldn't have to see my baby because it would just look like a blood clot because she was only 12 weeks and she had been gone already for days. But that was absolutely untrue. I delivered her at home with my fiance and i saw her, and for the record, she was absolutely NOT a lump of cells, she was basically a mostly fully formed baby, just very small. It was SO traumatic.
    So I know it's an extremely painful and traumatizing experience, and mine was a miscarriage, and I honestly cannot even BEGIN to understand the guilt and anguish women must go through when they experience what I did .. except they CHOSE for their baby to die. My baby doing was completely out of my control and that was bad enough and I still blamed myself so much for it. So I just can't imagine the guilt these women feel on top of the trauma and physical pain I went through. The guilt must be so unbearable. My heart hurts for these women, especially since many of them are coerced or manipulated into the abortion.
    I pray for them a lot. I really hope they can heal, find God, and choose life if they get pregnant again. 😢😢😢

  4. Our individual DNA process is a continuous process, unfurling from the moment of conception. There is no later stage of our existence that is not dependent on earlier stages of our existence, as a continuous entity in space and time. Our DNA process is continuous in both space and time from the moment of our conception, to the moment of our death.

    Acceptance, rationalization of the termination of an already unfurling DNA process, once invited to unfurl, requires the irrational acceptance of a temporal bias. In the continuum of space/time, that continuously unfurling DNA process is not a complete individual human 'yet.' That is because we are not regarding that human over the complete time-space continuum that it exists in. But, the only thing required to see the complete individual human is the passage of time.

    We are, of course, much more than our unfurling DNA processes, but whatever we are, the basis of our life, cannot exist without the unmolested possession of that unfurling DNA process.

    The fetus is a concrete example of a new individual DNA process, unfurling. There is and has been a conflict to define the most fundamental aspect of an individual — the term of its existence. The resolution of this conflict — between the newest individual and others — is resolved by others, based on whatever philosophical or moral guidance they bring to the conflict. The rationalizations in support of abortion boil down to the convenience of the others, based mostly on a shaky temporal bias that is permitted to stand, unquestioned.

  5. So informative, thank you. Path of Life is an abortion pill reversal referral site in Spokane, Washington and also offers compassionate post abortion recovery ministry.

  6. I am a non-judgemental Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. If you are struggling with shame, depression, – don't give up, there is forgiveness. Live and let love in. Allow the Prince of Peace come into your life. See a counselor who is skilled in treating people with PTSD. I practice at Northern Utah Counseling. I do Christian and Mental Health Counseling. Call today for an appointment – Healing is yours if you want it.

  7. Nancy Pelosi is a TRAITOR to the American People!

    The Constitution defines, "Treason against the US.. ..adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens. Nancy Pelosi adheres to these enemies by voting for and providing them aid and comfort through Sanctuary policies funded by US citizen tax dollars, and refuses to protect American people by refusing to fund our border wall, leaving our borders open and unsafe. Pelosi refused to meet with Angel families, caused the government shut down then traveled on US dollars to Hawaii and Puerto Rico while 800,000 Fed workers don't get paid, and uninvited Trump for SOTU. IMPEACH Pelosi for treason!

  8. It’s about time someone exposed the lies! Abortion is still horrific, no matter how it’s done. Life is not a threat to life!

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