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Dear Pharmacist

You likely arrived here because you received a letter from one of your customers alerting you to the dangers of the abortion pill mifepristone and how you can resist your chain selling this dangerous drug.

If you are a pharmacist who would like legal help regarding the sale of mifepristone in your store, the Thomas More Society is a public interest law firm who can help you defend your right of conscience. Contact the Thomas More Society via their website, or by phone at (312) 782-1680.

Below you will find references supporting the statements in the letter you received. If you would like more information about mifepristone, abortion pill reversal, or would simply like to talk about the issue, feel free to contact us at the Pro-Life Action League.

Resources

Some of the claims in the letter you received may be surprising, but they are all thoroughly researched and backed up. Here are the references to some of those claims. Please contact us at the Pro-Life Action League if you have further questions.

The abortion pill is not as safe as you may think.

Studies show that one out of five women who use the two-drug combination of mifepristone and misoprostol to procure an abortion will experience complications—a rate four times higher than for surgical abortion.

Source: Niinimäki, Maarit. “Immediate complications after medical compared with surgical termination of pregnancy.” Obstet Gynecol, 2009. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19888037/

The abortion pill takes an innocent human life.

Medication abortion ends the life of a human being by starving the growing embryo or fetus of nourishment (mifepristone) and then expelling its body from its mother’s womb (misoprostol).

Sources: North, Anna. “People are using abortion medication later in their pregnancies. Here’s what that means.” Vox, June 18, 2023. Accessed October 19, 2023. https://www.vox.com/23755658/abortion-pill-second-trimester-mifepristone-misoprostol.

Willke, John, MD and Barbara Willke. Abortion: Questions & Answers. Cincinnati: Hayes, 2003.

What will you tell women who call and ask what to do with the body?

Undergoing a medication abortion is an extremely painful and distressing experience. Women describe “unimaginable agony” and “the most painful experience ever in my life.” Said one woman, “Clots the size of lemons were coming out of me.” 

Source: This Is Chemical Abortion. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://thisischemicalabortion.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/WhatIsChemicalAbortion_web.pdf

You don’t want to be involved in an unwanted abortion.

Peer reviewed research published in the journal Cureus finds that in 67% of cases, women who have had abortions say that the abortion was contrary to their values and preferences (43%) or even unwanted or coerced (24%).

Source: Reardon, David. The Effects of Abortion Decision Rightness and Decision Type on Women’s Satisfaction and Mental Health. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://www.cureus.com/articles/146123-the-effects-of-abortion-decision-rightness-and-decision-type-on-womens-satisfaction-and-mental-health#!

You should know that abortion pills can be reversed.

If your pharmacy dispenses mifepristone, you may receive a call from a woman who has changed her mind before taking misoprostol. You should know that a protocol has been developed that may allow her pregnancy to continue.

Source: Abortion Pill Reversal. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://abortionpillreversal.com