Planned Parenthood’s Stealthy Practices Lead to Death

Washington, D.C. (18 June 2008) – Planned Parenthood’s recommendation to use the abortion-causing drug Misoprostol vaginally rather than orally has led to fatal infections according to a research study released by the University of Michigan.

"This is scandalous, if not criminal," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League.

Until 2006, Planned Parenthood told women to take the drugs Misoprostol and Mifepristone (RU 486) vaginally. This recommendation was made in spite of the fact that the FDA protocol is to take the drugs orally. When five patients died from the drug combination, Planned Parenthood quietly changed the policy to fall in line with FDA protocol – without admitting any fault. reported that Dr. David Aronoff, who led the study, said, "What struck me in those five cases is the women had previously been healthy, then died after taking fairly high doses of synthetic prostaglandin E2, which is Misoprostol."

Now, the University of Michigan study finds that Misoprostol, the second of the two drugs that causes the chemical abortion, can allow Clostridium sordellii, normally non-threatening bacteria, to cause a deadly infection when taken vaginally. 

"This study shows Planned Parenthood not only disregards the lives of babies in the womb, but the lives of their mothers as well," said Sedlak. 

"It's time people stopped viewing Planned Parenthood as a responsible health care organization and see it for what it is – a money-making, social engineering group that plies its trade of sex and abortion without regard to human life, born or preborn."

The FDA-approved regimen for killing children who have already implanted in their mother's womb consists of an initial pill (either Mifepristone or Methotrexate) to kill the baby and a second pill (Misoprostol) to cause the dead baby to be expelled from the mother’s body. The FDA protocol is for all drugs to be taken orally.

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.