Abortion

The Copycat Who Stopped Live Tweeting Her Abortion

| by Jill Stanek

Last week I wrote about Angie Jackson, who began live tweeting her RU-486 abortion on Feb. 18 to "demystify" us, thinking it would be a "4 hour bleed out."

We learned together Jackson was grossly uninformed about the medical abortion process.

For nine days Jackson tweeted about recurring headaches, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, pelvic pain, backaches, and cramping so bothersome she went through an entire bottle of 20 Tylenol with codeine in a week and had to ask for more (which she was apparently denied, tweeting Feb. 27, "This is definitely the most pain so far. It's distracting & makes me unhappy… Ibuprofin is a joke, ya'll").

Maybe coming out of codeine la-la land caused Jackson to realize tweeting the painful details of her abortion did not bode well for her RU-486 promotion campaign, because it was on that day she stopped, also noting with aggravation that I was blogging what she wrote.

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Thereafter Jackson became quite fuzzy and distant about her symptoms, such as on March 5, 15 days into it, when she vaguely wrote about "nausea and other things going on." What other things?

At the end of last week's column, I compressed Jackson's tweets describing her ordeal, worth the read. I don't think a pro-abort has ever so openly given a blow-by-blow account of her RU-486 abortion. I've added a short addendum of Jackson's tweets written after my column was published.

Meanwhile, a copycat named Next Thursday, inspired by Jackson, decided to begin tweeting her RU-486 abortion on Feb. 25.

Next Thursday wanted to abort because "[t]his pregnancy was unexpected. We cannot afford another child, we do not have room for another child, and my body is not ready to experience pregnancy again so soon after our last child."

Next Thursday had three children, the youngest being 9 months old and still breast-feeding.

(I read "breast-feeding" and winced. Among many things for which RU-486, aka mifepristone, has not been tested is breast-feeding. The labeling indicates, "It is not known whether mifepristone is excreted in human milk. Many hormones with a similar chemical structure, however, are excreted in breast milk. Since the effects of mifepristone on infants are unknown, breast-feeding women should consult with their health care provider to decide if they should discard their breast milk for a few days following administration of the medications." Was Next Thursday told that?)

When the day came for Next Thursday to begin her RU-486 abortion, it had first to be determined whether she was too far along. The FDA states RU-486 can only be prescribed up to 49 days, or seven weeks, after the first day of a mother's last period. Next Thursday tweeted, "I'm borderline. If ultrasound puts me 2 days more, surgical abortion."

That the abortion mill qualified Next Thursday for an RU-486 abortion by ultrasound tells me it may have fudged on dates. At five weeks of age (conception takes place about two weeks after the first day of a mother's last period) a baby is the size of a pea. Please. The most skilled ultrasound tech, which, believe me, abortion mills do not hire, could not tell the difference between a 35- and 37-day-old baby. This was a red flag for events to follow.

Her baby's age surprised Next Thursday, too. "Which changes the night I thought I got pregnant. Huh."

So what events did follow? We'll likely never know the end of this story. But three days into Next Thursday's RU-486 abortion, something bad happened. Her second-to-last tweet ominously reads: "I've been bleeding like a stuffed pig all day."

Next Thursday's last tweet at 9:57 p.m. on Feb. 28 was, "Just still bleeding."

Read the drama as it unfolds for yourself. I've pulled Next Thursday's most significant tweets, written over the course of six days:

Since that last tweet 10 days ago no one has heard from Next Thursday. Jackson wrote she has reached out to her with no response.

Jackson, still in denial despite her own experience as well as Next Thursday's, which mirrored hers in many ways, concluded, "Her abortion may very well be done. (RU486 is most frequently effective within 24 hours)," and "RU486 often works in a single evening, not a whole week like it did for me."

I've asked about Next Thursday on the Twitter thread #livetweetingabortion several times, only to be rebuffed. Pro-abort Golmer finally wrote, "Why don't you worry about babies in Haiti? Car Wrecks? Africa? No. You Fixate on Nextthurs."

Yes, guilty. Pro-lifers indeed "fixate" not only on the babies but their moms. I really do care about the whereabouts of Next Thursday. Is she alive? Is she dead? Is she in the hospital? Is she maimed? Is she so traumatized she can't talk about it? Did she stop breast-feeding? Is her 9-month-old OK?

While pro-aborts don't want to hear about it when a "safe and legal" abortion goes bad, or about the multitude of after-affects, pro-lifers stay to help pick up the pieces.

We're here for you, Next Thursday. Please let us know how we can help.