Block the Internet Abortionists
Irish women facing crisis pregnancies continue to be targeted by a website which is illegally sending abortion drugs into Ireland. In 2009, 1216 packages of these deadly drugs were seized by Irish Customs officers. No one knows how many more went undetected.
The site, www.womenonweb.org, directs women through an online questionnaire. In return for a 'donation' of €70, it then sends abortion drugs to the women who take the drugs at home. There is no doctor to examine the woman before sending her the drugs, nor is one available should complications arise.
This is extremely dangerous. It is also illegal, as the Irish Medicines Board has emphasised in its guidance (http://www.imb.ie/EN/News/Medicines-via-the-Internet.aspx)
It is not uncommon for serious complications requiring surgical intervention to occur for women who obtain abortion pills online. A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Volume 115 Issue 9, August 2008) found that 13.6 per cent of women who used abortion pills at home reported being admitted to hospital to undergo curettage/vacuum aspiration for incomplete abortion or excessive bleeding. This study provides clear evidence that serious complications are common among women who use this drug.
Please send a message to Irish internet service providers, urging them to block access to this death-dealing website. The sooner this is shut down, the more babies will be saved and the more women will be spared the trauma of this most 'back-street' ofabortions. Please don't delay, there are lives at stake.