Misoprostol Research Paper

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Amalia Dominquez was 18 when she became pregnant with her first child, and was well aware of the options she had, however for privacy’s sake, she had decided to take possibly the most dangerous route to get rid of her unborn child. Amalia had decided to take misoprostol. Misoprostol is a prescription drug that is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for reducing gastric ulcers. Amalia knew that by telling the pharmacist that she needed to bring down her period, the pharmacist would hand her over the 12 white pills she needed to induce abortion, for a small cost that approximately 30 dollars. One by one Amalia took the pills, and several hours later she locked herself in a bathroom to pass a lifeless fetus, which she then proceeded to flush. It is common for…show more content…
Which was the case in 2007 when a man slipped the pills into is pregnant girlfriend’s glass of milk, to make his intended abortion, seem like a miscarriage. Amelia Dominquez blames her tight knit community for her taking the misoprostol. Amelia claims that abortion and birth control is shunned in her community and that if she were to be seen walking into an abortion clinic, rumors would fly. Amelia says “It’s a health risk. There’s a lot of girls in situations like that, and they’ve overwhelmed”. I have to agree completely with what Ms. Dominquez has to say, it is too bad that girls feel trapped and that misoprostol is the only way out. It is unfortunate that in today’s society people still feel pressured into hiding things that are not necessarily approved in order to maintain a social status. I feel that if a woman wants an abortion, it should be her choice and she should be able to do it without being frowned upon, I believe that it’s mainly the women’s choice when it comes to either having the baby or getting an abortion, and regardless of what the public will think, she should do what’s right for her at the

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