Home Abortion Tea Might Be Dangerous: Report

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Parents in Washington Heights are worried that an over-the-counter, abortion-inducing tea sold throughout the neighborhood might be unsafe, according to the Spanish-language daily.

The tea, called ruda, can be found at traditional apothecaries run by santeras -- Caribbean Santeria priestesses.

Ruda has long been used throughout the Caribbean and in Caribbean immigrant communities throughout the world.

But the recent arrest of 20-year-old Washington Heights resident Yaribely Almonte -- who police say consumed the tea and left her stillborn fetus in an alley -- has prompted outcry, El Diario reports. The charges have since been dismissed.

Many Washington Heights residents interviewed by the paper confirm that ruda has been commonplace in Upper Manhattan for generations. The publication notes that it's extremely popular among young women in the predominately Catholic community, who fear family criticism both about unwanted pregnancies and obtaining abortions.

In one apothecary on 181st Street, a $33 packet of ruda includes six tablets as well as a pouch of dried leaves. The woman behind the counter, El Diario reports, gave instructions and did not ask the reporter's age before doing so.

The indiscriminate use of ruda and similar plants is not considered a problem by area lawmakers: Some do not even know about ruda, the paper notes.

Sales of ruda and similar botanicals are not regulated, though state law prevents stores from selling harmful plants for human consumption. If taken in excess, El Diario says, ruda can cause bleeding, diarrhea, confusion, heart attack, and death.

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Epac
Epac

Is this waht they called Pennyroyal Tea? Or was that something else?

Gale Routh
Gale Routh

the bible supported abortion, that was done by a priest, in god's name, in his holly temple!the 1984 niv footnote of numbers 5:11-31 explained what "to thy thigh to rot, thy belly to swell" meant:Numbers 5:21 Or causes you to have a miscarrying womb and barrenness” to CAUSE a miscarrying womb IS an abortion.

the judeo-christian god is a myth and historical evidence proves it.3.3.3 Atheism: A History of God (Part 1)Evid3nc3 

Gale Routh
Gale Routh

  fetus (NOT A BABY, THEY ARE BORN…GOOGLE THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHART) is a parasite because the classification of the biological relationship that is based on the behavior of one organism (the fetus) and how it relates to the woman's body:

as a zygote, it invaded the woman's uterus using its Trophoblast cells and hijacked her immune system by using Neurokinin B and using HCG—-so her body won't KILL it, and stole her nutrients to survive and causes her harm or potential DEATH!

wikipedia org/wiki/Immune_tolerance_in_pregnancy

"it is also possible for a symbiotic relationship to exist between two organisms of the same species."answers com/topic/symbiosis —–Gale's Science of Everyday Things:Symbiosis

"an animal or plant that lives in or on another (the host) from which it obtains nourishment. The host does not benefit from the association and is often harmed by it"thefreedictionary com/parasite

pregnancy causes women harm: thelizlibrary org/liz/004

if a man can kill his tapeworm at anytime, so should a woman abort her unwanted human parasitic fetus at anytime, too.

so i will kill any unwanted, parasitic life-form that needs my body to live---including your precious fetus; not your body carrying the unwanted fetus, not your problem nor your concern...period, get over it.

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Gale Routh
Gale Routh

this is the law:ABORTION IS A CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT SUPPORTED BY THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY, THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF 14TH AMENDMENT, AND THE 13TH AMENDMENT.

no human has a right to life or any due process rights by the 14th amendment to use another human's body or body parts AGAINST their will, civil and constitutional rights: that's why you are not force to donate your kidney---the human fetus is no exception; this is protected by the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment that makes reproductive slavery unconstitutional.

consensual sex =/= a legal, binding contract for an unwanted fetus to live.

Gale Routh
Gale Routh

this is the law:ABORTION IS A CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT SUPPORTED BY THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY, THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF 14TH AMENDMENT, AND THE 13TH AMENDMENT.

no human has a right to life or any due process rights by the 14th amendment to use another human's body or body parts AGAINST their will, civil and constitutional rights: that's why you are not force to donate your kidney---the human fetus is no exception; this is protected by the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment that makes reproductive slavery unconstitutional.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

consensual sex =/= a legal, binding contract for an unwanted fetus to live.

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