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Lives of two babies ended as pharmacy mistakenly dispenses abortion pills to pregnant mother

Timika Thomas, a mother of four, has shared her heartbreaking experience of mistakenly being given abortion pills by a pharmacy, which ended the lives of her twin unborn babies.

Mrs Thomas was delighted to find out she was pregnant, following two ectopic pregnancies. 

Shortly after taking the two doses of what she thought was another medication, the mother of four felt that the medication was not acting in the way that it should. 

“I started cramping really bad … It was extreme. It was painful”, she recalled. Realising that something was wrong, Thomas looked up the name of the medication that she had been given by the pharmacist. “The first thing I read is it’s used for abortions”, she said. 

The CVS pharmacy, a popular chain of pharmacies in the USA, accidentally dispensed misoprostol. Misoprostol is a drug that causes uterine contractions that end the life of a developing unborn baby by causing it to be expelled from the body prematurely. 

“They just killed my baby”

Mrs Thomas could hardly believe what was happening to her. “They just killed my baby. Both my babies”, she disclosed in an interview with local news outlet, 8 News Now

Files obtained by the local media outlet show that a series of errors led to this fatal mistake: a technician at the pharmacy typed the wrong medication into the prescription form; one pharmacist did not notice the error; and a second pharmacist neglected counselling Mrs Thomas when she received the medication.  

“Cavalier” attitude to abortion pills causes concern

In the UK, reports of misuse of abortion pills have also been reported. 

In 2022, a woman claimed that her boyfriend gave her abortion pills without her consent over a number of months, which led to the death of her daughter on the day she was born. Investigations have also shown how major abortion clinics have not done sufficient checks before issuing abortion pills to pregnant women. 

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said “Timika’s tragic story highlights the cavalier attitude that healthcare professionals involved with providing abortions can have towards ending the life of an unborn child. “It is no surprise that recent polling shows that women support ending ‘DIY’ home abortion schemes in the UK. The risks from the easy availability of these medications are too high”.

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.