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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Family Planning Assn. Seeking to Commit Own Abortions

You guys heard of the new debate around Mifepristone? Otherwise known as RU486, the name they gave it in its testing stage - this drug is an abortafacient in pill form, created to kill unborn babies up to nine weeks old.
This drug is good news for women who don't want to have surgery to 'terminate their pregnancy'. It's as easy as getting a couple of government-subsidised pills, drinking them down and waiting for the side effects. Nearly all women who take mifepristone experience abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding and/or uterine cramping. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and/or fever, and possible (but rare) death - rare for the mother, that is.

The first dose of Mifepristone blocks progesterone, a chemical that helps build up the uterus for the baby, giving it the nutrients it needs to survive. Starvation.
Then, a drug called misoprostol is taken to start contractions, and the baby is born - dead.

This abortaficient is being used increasingly around the world as a safe and easy abortion method. Here in New Zealand, our top 'sexual health' advocates, Family Planning, are vying to get the right to commit abortions using this drug. FP has 17 clinics around New Zealand, a friendly website and a clean image. At the moment they're starting with the FP clinic in Hamilton, as a kind of incubator for their idea. If the Government allows them to use this drug, our country's abortion statistics will grow gargantuan.
When all one has to do to get rid of a mistake is swallow a couple of pills, the life-death question becomes sidelined.

Welcome to our Brave New World.

There are things that people with conviction (John the Savage-ites) can do about this debate: Join us in our protest here in Christchurch.

See you there.

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Blogger Emz said...

How beauteous mankind is, oh Brave New world that has such people in it... golly that is sad. But hardly anything new really, once you accept that 'the foetus' isn't a real person, how you kill it isn't an issue really :/

10:06 am  
Blogger Lydz said...

yes, that's right. I don't think even many pro-abortion advocates could say that these foetuses are not human - they prefer to avoid the question and talk about women's healthcare.
Btw, would you and your family be able to make it to the march? It's this friday, at 1:00pm. We're meeting at Cathedral Square, and it'll go for an hour. Be so cool to do it with you!

10:59 am  

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