Posted by Amy K on July 18, 2003 at 11:26:06:
In Reply to: Pg, gets a shot then no baby? posted by yvette on July 18, 2003 at 01:01:50:
This woman probably received a shot of methotrexate, an injectable chemotherapeutic drug. Here's what I found out about it:
"This is an extremely dangerous drug which is used to treat cancer patients, as a last resort, in the terminal stages of their disease. The drug works by destroying rapidly growing cells in the body. It will not only destroy the rapidly growing cells of your baby, but all rapidly growing cells in your body. Because the drug is so powerful, only 15-30 mg. is given to cancer patients at one time. For this abortion, a massive dose of 50 mg. is given to kill the baby."
The injection is followed up by a pill, Misoprostol:
"This drug is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. Its primary use in this abortion is to cause bleeding in the uterus and expulsion of the baby already killed by the Methotrexate. This is a prostaglandin drug and can have serious side effects on the woman as well."
If the baby somehow survives this chemical assault, it can be born with deformities. Use of these drugs is still experimental. Any woman using them is putting her life and health at risk and is basically consenting to be a guinea pig for her doctor or clinic.
1. Physicians Desk Reference, Edition 52, 1998, pgs. 1281-1283 and 2728-2729
2. USPDI Advice for Patient, Vol. II, 1998, pgs. 1073-1077, 1109-1110
3. Medical Abortion Using Methotrexate and Misoprostol Consent From, Mildred Hanson, MD, September 1995.
4. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 333, No. o, Aug. 31, 1995, "Methotrexate & Misoprostol...," R. Hausknecht.
: Hi, anyone here? Ok, I know this girl who has 3 kids and her youngest is like 8 mths old. Well I heard she got pg again. But went to her doctor took a shot and had a period, like all day bleeding. What is this? Could it be true? Maybe she had an abortion but said she got a shot, I dunno.
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