Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Digoxin for Abortion

Here is some very disturbing news. Abortionists are using digoxin to induce fetal death and "miscarriage" in their rush to abort children.

Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) -- After the Supreme Court upheld the national ban on partial-birth abortions, some abortion businesses are so desperate to continue doing legal second-trimester abortions that they are willing to put women's health at risk by misusing a drug for heart conditions to do the abortions.

The partial-birth abortion ban made it clear that abortion practitioners can't mostly deliver an unborn child before doing the abortion and killing her.

To get around the ban, they are using the drug digoxin to kill the baby inside the mother's womb and then cause the mother to miscarry the dead baby's body.

Digoxin is widely used in the treatment of various heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and congestive heart failure.

But abortion practitioners admitted to the Detroit News in various interviews that they are misusing the drug in off-label use to do the second-trimester abortions.

Renee Chelian, executive director of Northland Family Planning Centers, said the three Michigan abortion centers under that name use digoxin.

And the abortion apologist continues (blaming prolife groups for there immoral and dangerous practices):

"The woman's health has taken a back seat [because of the partial-birth abortion ban]," Chelian claimed in comments to the Detroit News. "The fetus is given an equal status as the woman. It's a horrible precedent that the woman's health and safety is not paramount."

"We have to cause fetal death," Chelian added. It is not necessary, but it is the Supreme Court telling doctors, 'This is how you do surgery.' It's really scary that the fetus has as much weight as the woman."


Patient Doc said...

This is a stunning and distressing post. I weep as I recall Mother Teresa's words:

"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.

By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."

I can't help but believe that using dig as a means of infanticide is yet another means to destroy our communion with Jesus by destroying the most innocent of his children.

Hidden One said...

""We have to cause fetal death," Chelian added. It is not necessary, but it is the Supreme Court telling doctors, 'This is how you do surgery.' It's really scary that the fetus has as much weight as the woman.""

Scary that one life is worth as much as any other, eh?

Jay said...

It is unbelievable how medicine is misused by pro-abortion maniacs, it is extremely sad that people who do not respect life (fetus is living human being) are actually doctors. I do not believe that real doctor who is trained to save lives could not have objection to perform late pregnancy abortion, it is extremely disgusting and horrifying procedure. In general abortion is unacceptable procedure from ethical point of view and anyone who propagates different view is mistaken badly and blinded.

Mike Rizzio said...



My son John Michael, who was born at 26 wks, 13 inches,1 lb, 10 oz, benefited from the "miracle drug" digoxin. A teaspoon a day kept him alive during his 13 month battle with a VSD that led to his congestive heart failure.

Back in 2000 my wife and I were amazed at the efficacy of a drug that could correct so many heart related problems. "DIJ" was clearly from God. The blue color made us think of Mary's mantle.

When I saw the C-SPAN testimony of doctors who injected the "miracle drug" into a baby's heart to cause death, I was filled with great sorrow. PBA is as evil as it gets.

Please keep the posts coming. And great work in Haiti...we have a SOLT mission there. Fr. Glenn Mieux is the priest-servant.

I came here after viewing your post on the The Cosmic Character of the Eucharist.

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