Medical Abortion

Early Medical abortions (9 weeks or less) and morning after pill

If the mother does not meet any of the restrictions for use of the drugs required she will be given a drug called Mifepristone (RU-486. This is a synthetic steroid that blocks the hormone called progesterone.

The result of this is the lining on the wall of the womb begins to deteriorate and becomes inhospitable for the growing unborn child. Bleeding may then occur and there is a chance the mother may expel her child whilst at home or wherever she may be.

A second series of drugs called misoprostol (prostaglandin) will then be administered directly in to the vagina. The purpose of this drug is to induce contractions to push the unborn child out of the Uterus. This will likely cause painful stomach cramps and sickness for which even more drugs are given.

There is a chance of the abortion still being incomplete. This can be very dangerous as there is risk of severe haemorrhaging which if not dealt with can even result in death.

Late medical abortions (9+ weeks)

The process is fairly similar to the above procedure but sometimes the mother will be required to remain overnight. The first course of medication usually kills the unborn child (slowly and painfully) and the second course induces premature labour. We have heard of cases where the drugs have failed to kill the baby and so the abortionists just leave the baby gasping for breath in a cold surgical steel pan.

Much later in pregnancy the baby is a lot more difficult to tear apart with the standard medical equipment. Instead, drugs are administered to either the mother, or toxins to the baby. The death for the foetus is slow and painful.

Saline abortions (16+ weeks)

A saline solution is injected in to the amniotic fluid. The foetus swallows the solution and dies of acute salt poisoning. The solution also causes painful burns to the child. Death (or as the abortionists term it - foetal demise) usually takes over an hour.


This is given to the mother to bring on premature and violent contractions. A baby who has been subjected to this will typically be crushed to death.

Potassium Chloride (21 weeks and 5 days+)

The Department of Health report that physicians are recommended (though not obliged) to inject potassium chloride in to the child's heart to ensure the baby is born dead. The fetus suffers an excruciatingly painful heart attack (just ask someone who has survived a heart attack how it feels). As it is likely that the baby will be thrashing around in agony it is some time advised that a muscle relaxant be administered to the fetus so the mother can't feel her child moving around.

The woman then has to give birth to the dead baby.