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    Judge Permanently Blocks Oklahoma's Ban on Medication Abortion

    05.14.12 - (PRESS RELEASE) In an unprecedented ruling recognizing bodily integrity and reproductive choice as fundamental rights under the Oklahoma state constitution, an Oklahoma state judge has found that a law severely and arbitrarily restricting medical care for women seeking an abortion is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.

    Women seeking abortions in Oklahoma will continue to have access to non-invasive treatment options that use medications in accordance with scientific evidence, sound medical judgment, and advances in medicine, due to the decision issued Friday by Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Worthington.
    Not only did Oklahoma's ban affect medication abortions, but also made termininating an ectopic pregnancy using these medications against the law. Ectopic pregnancies are those which occur outside the uterus. They are 100 percent fatal to the fetus, and women who have ectopic pregnancies have a high mortality rate UNLESS THEY ARE TREATED.

    The Oklahoma Legislature's decision to deal with ectopic pregnancies? Let's kill both the fetus AND the mother. We can kill two birds with one stone. And they have the unmitigated audacity to claim they are right to life? Ha!! Thankfully, a judge has permanently put an end to this farce before their religious nuttery was able to kill anybody.

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    Re: Judge Permanently Blocks Oklahoma's Ban on Medication Abortion

    There is validity in medical abortions. They are needed for tubal pregnancies and ectopic pregnancies/for the life of the mother. However, elective abortions using these meds should be banned for violating human rights. If anything they should protect the rights of pharmacists to refuse treatment. They need to change the law and try again.
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    Re: Judge Permanently Blocks Oklahoma's Ban on Medication Abortion

    A classic example of how zoning in on one aspect can ignore the other and more important things that will be negatively affected.

    Could you imagine being in the situation of being pregnant with such an unfortunat econdition and the drs say 'nope - can't help save your life, it's against the law'
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    Re: Judge Permanently Blocks Oklahoma's Ban on Medication Abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not only did Oklahoma's ban affect medication abortions, but also made termininating an ectopic pregnancy using these medications against the law. Ectopic pregnancies are those which occur outside the uterus. They are 100 percent fatal to the fetus, and women who have ectopic pregnancies have a high mortality rate UNLESS THEY ARE TREATED.

    The Oklahoma Legislature's decision to deal with ectopic pregnancies? Let's kill both the fetus AND the mother. We can kill two birds with one stone. And they have the unmitigated audacity to claim they are right to life? Ha!! Thankfully, a judge has permanently put an end to this farce before their religious nuttery was able to kill anybody.

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    The FDA, with no fanfare, has released a new report, dated April 30, 2011. The report indicates 14 women in the United States alone have died from using the mifepristone abortion drug and 2,207 women have been injured by it.

    Of the women experiencing medical and physical problems resulting from the abortion drug, 612 women required hospitalizations, 339 experienced blood loss significant enough to require a transfusion, 256 experienced infections and 48 women experienced what the FDA labeled as “severe infections.” Given that the RU 486 abortion drug caused sepsis, a potentially lethal infection that resulted in the deaths of women from around the world, the “serious infections” were very likely life-threatening situations.
    The FDA figures also reveal that abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood are still misusing the abortion drug.

    Despite the FDA indicating, “Administration of mifepristone and misoprostol is contraindicated in patients with confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus,” the abortion drug was given to women in 58 cases where they had an ectopic pregnancy
    Jeanne Monahan of the Family Research Council commented on the new report.

    “The dangerous complications associated with this drug continue include hemorrhaging and infection. In the U.S., at least 612 women have been hospitalized after taking RU-486; and at least 339 women required blood transfusions as a result of serious blood loss after taking the abortion drug,” she said.

    “Marketing the abortion drug as simple and painless, such as taking an aspirin, is dangerously misleading to women. RU-486 is in a class of drugs categorized as selective progesterone receptor modulators, which, in addition to blocking progesterone necessary for the developing baby, also suppresses a woman’s immune system. Additionally, it is sometimes the case that the remains of the pregnancy are not entirely expelled from a woman’s uterus, causing infection and other problems,” she said.

    Monahan also complained about the usage of the mifepristone abortion drug in cases where an ectopic pregnancy was present.

    “Clearly highlighting the need for more stringent medical oversight, the report also indicates that 58 women were prescribed RU-486 despite having ectopic pregnancies,” she said. “To state it more clearly, a woman who has an ectopic pregnancy and takes the RU 486 regimen places her life in danger.”
    New FDA Report: Abortion Drug Kills 14 Women, Injures 2,200 | LifeNews.com

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    Re: Judge Permanently Blocks Oklahoma's Ban on Medication Abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    A classic example of how zoning in on one aspect can ignore the other and more important things that will be negatively affected.

    Could you imagine being in the situation of being pregnant with such an unfortunat econdition and the drs say 'nope - can't help save your life, it's against the law'
    That's when I say **** it and move to Canada. But that's just me.

    Good on this judge for striking down this horrendous law.
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