The following is a verified account of a 23-year-old college student who received a chemical abortion from Planned Parenthood:
I was told after taking the [abortion] pills at home that I would probably start bleeding in about an hour. So, I made myself comfortable on the bed and turned the TV on. Ten minutes later, I started to feel pain in my abdomen unlike anything I had ever experienced. Then, the blood came…gushing out of me…. After several hours on the toilet, I desperately wanted to soak in the bathtub… The cramps kept coming, but the water helped soothe them somewhat. I opened my eyes after 15 minutes and was horrified. My bathwater was bright red. It looked like…a crime scene….. I stood up slowly and straightened out my body. As soon as I was completely upright, I felt a pain worse than any other I had experienced… I grabbed the side of the shower wall to steady myself…. A blood clot the size of a lemon had fallen into my bath water…. Then came the excruciating pain again…. Another lemon sized blood clot. Then another, and another. I thought I was dying….And the clots were still coming…So I decided to sleep on the bathroom floor that night….right by the toilet. The cold floor felt good on my face. I was physically depleted, but I could not sleep. Eight weeks passed. Eight weeks of blood clots. Eight weeks of nausea. Eight weeks of excruciating cramps. Eight weeks of heavy bleeding.