A young woman has died recently from an RU 486 abortion in the Swedish west coast city of Uddevalla.

She was seven weeks and two days pregnant and is reported to have chosen to have a RU 486 abortion. One week after the meeting with the gynecologist, she returned to the hospital to take three 200 mg Mifegyne pills. Two days later she returned and received two 0,2 mg pills of Cytotec (Misoprostol)

She took the medicine at 8.25 am. She was reported to have been very tired, felt sick and slept most of the time. Bleeding started in the afternoon at 3 pm and the patient received pain medication. At 4.30 pm the patient was able to return home after a "big blob" had "come out". A follow-up visit one month later was scheduled as she left the hospital.

Two days later a nurse tried to contact the woman by phone, but failed. Six days later, the woman was found dead in her home. The country coroner’s report concluded that she had died as a result of blood loss following a chemically induced abortion.

These facts are excerpts from a report by the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden. The Board also wrote in their report, "A young woman bled to death as a direct consequence of the treatment."

The National Board of Health and Welfare has so far declined to provide information about her exact age.

For further information regarding the case, please contact the National Board of Health and Welfare. Phone: +46 8 555 530 00. The Board may be contacted at socialstyrelsen@sos.se. Their website (English menu) can be found at http://www.sos.se/sosmenye.htm.se/