Sunday, November 23, 2014

CMAJ Blog Laments Lack of Chemical Abortions

It is true that chemical abortions are far less popular in Canada than in other countries.

But here's the thing: chemical abortions are the "cheap" abortions. It's like committing women to midwives for obstetrics: better than nothing, cost-effective, but not as good as the standard.

I predict that abortion activists will lobby harder for chemical abortions as a means to increase access in far-flung areas of the country.

The only problem is that if there's no hospital nearby, what happens when there's a severe complication? Women have died of RU486. Is she going to have to be airlifted to hospital?

One of the reasons why women die of chemical abortions in the Third World is precisely because they don't have access to a clinic or hospital. Are abortion activists going to recreate these conditions?