March 22, 2012
Sad news has arrived from Australia of the first woman to die there after using the mifepristone-misoprostol abortion regimen. According to a March 19, 2012 news report the patient died of sepsis associated with group A streptococcus. The woman, a patient of Marie Stopes, died in 2010. It is amazing that it took at least a year-and-a-quarter for the Australian public to learn of the death and then to have virtually no information provided by their version of the FDA or other authorities about the facts of the case. Sepsis has been linked to a number of the RU-486 deaths in the United States.