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March 17, 2006
You know what else you don't read?

You read stories about women who die from a rare infection after taking a controversial birth control medication, but you never read stories about the number of women who die in childbirth.

Death from childbirth complications is a lot rarer than it used to be, but it does happen.

And women carry to term, or to near-term, only to find out that the foetus isn't viable. These women require abortions except that in some states, they won't be allowed to have them. But you never read about that, do you?

What I found odd about this story was this bit:

The organization that provided the drugs to the two women said it would start following the approved instructions for their use.

What organization was providing drugs and not following the instructions?

And this bit:

The drug combination, also called Mifeprex or mifepristone, has not been proved to be the cause in any of those cases.

If there's no evidence that the drug caused the infections, why use the headline, "Two more women die after taking abortion pill"? Did you check the entire country to see if anyone died of this infection who hadn't taken the medication?

Posted by AnneZook at 06:42 PM


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