Sunday, March 29, 2009

Medical Officials Check Into Claims Girls Doing Self-Abortions With Cow Drugs

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by Steven Ertelt, Editor
March 23
, 2009

Madison, WI ( -- Medical officials in Wisconsin are checking into claims that teenage girls in Wisconsin are engaging in self-abortions using veterinary drugs intended to treat livestock. The strange phenomenon has been increasingly reported in the Midwestern state even though the abortion drug mifepristone is readily available. Abortion advocates claim that making surgical abortions and medical abortions using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug more available stops so-called "back alley abortions" where women do their own abortions. But that doesn't appear to be the case in Wisconsin. Officials with the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Green County in Monroe say they know of at least 10 teenage girls who have used the veterinarian drugs meant for cattle to do self-abortions. Anna Anderson, the director of the center has said the girls find the drugs are significantly cheaper than buying the mifepristone abortion pill at Planned Parenthood or an independent abortion business. She also says the rural teens are using the cow drugs because they didn't want their parents to find out about their pregnancies. Anderson says she is concerned because the drug will obviously kill the developing baby, but hurt the teens as well. Full story at

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