TEEN abortion pill dangers and deaths

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration report of 12/31/18 reported 24 deaths in the U.S. and 4,200 serious complications from abortion pills reported. It is unknown how many other complications and/or deaths go unreported. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/questions-and-answers-mifeprex The causes of death included sepsis, hemorrhage, toxic shock, liver failure, and others.

Dangers of taking the abortion pill

Many teens want to keep a pregnancy a secret from their parents so the parents won’t know they are sexually active. If you believe this is just a pill to solve your problem and make your period start, it sounds like the perfect solution. However, you may have no idea what you are getting yourself into or how to recognize complications. This is why many states require parental consent or parental notification before an abortion on a minor.

A case in point is 18-year-old Holly Patterson from San Francisco, California. She did not want her parents to know that she was pregnant, so she never told them that she took the abortion pills. She followed the instructions given to her by the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on September 10, but a couple days later she was in such pain and bleeding so badly that her boyfriend rushed her to the hospital where she was given pain pills and sent home. She was back in the ER a few days later and died September 17 of a massive infection from fragments of the fetus still inside her that caused her to go into septic shock.