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Alarming webinar on new ‘no test’ abortion pill protocol: No ultrasounds, no labs, and just take women’s best guess
Live Action News ^ | April 24, 2020 | Carole Novielli |

Posted on 04/28/2020 7:49:05 PM PDT by Morgana

The abortion lobby is using the COVID-19 pandemic to quickly expand access to the abortion pill… and in the process, they are placing women at greater risk. In part one of this series on “no-test abortion,” Live Action News introduced the protocol, which enables abortion profiteers to dispense the abortion pill without conducting any ultrasounds (to rule out ectopic pregnancy and accurately date gestational age) or lab tests/blood work. While the details of this protocol came to light during a recent webinar sponsored by the Society of Family Planning (SFP) — which included Gynuity Health Projects and others with profit motives within the abortion industry — the move is not that new.

The ‘no test‘ protocol, uploaded by Gynuity during the webinar, was presented by Elizabeth Raymond, MD, Senior Medical Associate at Gynuity.

According to Raymond, the “no-test” abortion pill protocol was produced by a large number of “collaborators,” including Dr. Daniel Grossman, who is behind the push to expand so-called self-managed abortion via two clinical trials for pharmacy dispensing. Grossman is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Contraception, where he publishes his abortion studies. He sits on the board of Whole Woman’s Health abortion chain and formerly sat on the board of NARAL. In addition, Grossman is also on staff as a Senior Advisor at Ibis Reproductive Health, which is funded by the Packard Foundation (an abortion investor) and as recently as January 2020 was also directly funded by abortion pill manufacturer DANCO Laboratories and others.

In addition to Grossman, the protocol was developed by members of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), SFP, Planned Parenthood, and others. Image: Gynuity no test medical abortion protocol collaborators includes Daniel Grossman

Gynuity no test medical abortion protocol collaborators includes Daniel Grossman

“I have to say it was an amazing collaboration. Not everything that ended up in our protocol was everyone’s first choice, but overall we all agreed that it was reasonable,” Raymond told the viewers.

The goal, according to Raymond, was “to develop a protocol to enable safe and effective provision of medical abortion without facility-based tests, that is ultrasounds, blood tests, or pelvic exams. Basically, this means that the entire medical abortion procedure can be done simply by talking with the patient. No physical contact needed. And, indeed it can all be done remotely without any in-person visit to a clinic except for perhaps pill-pickup.” (emphasis added)

Referring to the protocol, Raymond claims, “As much as possible, we try to rely on evidence,” adding that “perfect evidence just doesn’t exist about every detail of medical practice….” The selection criteria (seen below) allows for abortion up to 77 days, which is an unapproved expansion of the recommended 70 days (10 week) limit put in place by the FDA. In this protocol, estimating the gestational age of the baby is left up to the woman, not the abortionist, to confirm. If a woman either lies or incorrectly estimates her last menstrual period, an incomplete abortion is more likely as gestational age increases. This could necessitate a follow-up surgical abortion.

“We chose the gestational age limit of 77 days because we know that outpatient medical abortion is effective and safe for 77 days,” she states — yet the FDA has only approved the abortion pill for up to 70 days. How this doctor “knows” the abortion pill is safe past the recommended gestational age is not specified, other than her claim that it is “consistent with current NAF and PPFA guidelines.”

She added, shockingly, that “a study containing over 3,000 patients within the United States found that only one percent of patients whose LMP-based gestational age was no more than 77 days were actually farther along than that by ultrasound.” Then she admitted, “We realize that LMP dating is not always accurate and this protocol will result in treatment of some patients with gestational ages above 77 days….” (emphases added)

Despite this, and without citing any evidence, Raymond then claimed, “medical abortion is safe even at advanced gestational ages.”

In addressing the potential of an ectopic pregnancy — a life threatening condition that can result in death to the woman when left untreated, and a condition that the FDA specifically states that abortion pill prescribers must be able to confirm under their REMS safety system — Raymond flippantly claimed, “Again, these criteria are not going to rule out every ectopic pregnancy. But the incidence of ectopic pregnancy among patients seeking medical abortion is low anyway — less than 1%. And we can detect ectopics after treatment….”

Gynuity no test medication abortion does not rule out every ectopic pregnancy presented by Elizabeth Raymond

Regarding a patient’s blood type, specifically the possibility that the pregnant woman is Rh negative, Raymond suggested that “Rh typing is not needed” if the LMP (which the woman or teen estimates) is less than 70 days pregnant when she takes the abortion pill, or if the patient reports a positive Rh type. In those cases, Raymond said “we should believe the patient.” In addition, she claimed an Rh test is not needed if the “patient wants no more children or if the patient opts out.”

Despite all of these claims, Raymond advised:

Each patient should understand that the no-test approach does have its own risks. As I mention, the gestational age could be underestimated, which means that the treatment would have lower efficacy than expected and bleeding and cramping could be heavier. And, in addition the patient may see fetal tissue when the pregnancy is expelled. Also, the patient may have an undetected ectopic pregnancy.

To mitigate these risks, the provider should emphasize the importance of following all the instructions, and provider should develop a plan for managing patients if a complication does arise. But, it’s also important not to unnecessarily scare patients. The patients should be told that serious complications are expected to be rare, and that many side effects are manageable by phone and for that reason we advise encouraging the patient to call the abortion provider before heading out to the emergency room.

Raymond then stated that the “sample” protocol can be adjusted to each provider’s practice and that there may be some places where the “no test” protocol would not be legal. For further reading, Raymond directed viewers to the Journal Contraception which has published the explanatory commentary. In the Q&A section, Raymond was asked what providers should tell patients who decide not to take the abortion pills. after they have them.

Her response?

“The FDA actually has some guidance on that issue. They recommend patients should crush up the medicine with coffee grounds and put it in the garbage. Now, there are other things that patients may choose to do with these medications,” Raymond said, “Like, I don’t know, like save them,” she suggested.

In part three, Live Action News will document that this “no test” agenda has been in the making for a while, despite claims that it is being implemented due to COVID19.

TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionpill; plannedparenthood; prolife; ru486; telemed; webcam; webcamabortion

1 posted on 04/28/2020 7:49:05 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Must’ve stolen the protocol from the COVID-19 people.

2 posted on 04/28/2020 7:56:17 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

The other way around actually. Planned Parenthood is the master in all matters of death, everyone else takes notes off of them.

even hitler took notes off of margaret sanger

3 posted on 04/28/2020 7:58:10 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

If these women were better at making guesses and decisions they wouldn’t need an abortion pill.

4 posted on 04/28/2020 8:23:58 PM PDT by sipow
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To: Morgana

It’s 2020 and women can’t manage birth control,have very little sexual control and are brainwashed to always have the final solution of killing the baby because that is her right and healthcare. This could be a passage of a dystopian horror story.

5 posted on 04/28/2020 8:54:41 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Morgana

The kill it if you want to mentality and the dad must pay to raise it if you keep it but has no other say.

Screw off. This is the reason I had the big V a long time ago. No leaches via child support.

6 posted on 04/28/2020 9:59:33 PM PDT by oldenuff35
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