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Getting It Right

Lois Anderson Executive Director

Recently, a couple of developments have been particularly troubling to me. One is the new contract the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered into to purchase the body parts of aborted babies for research (see page 6). The other is a study promoting a business model selling abortion pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) through the internet…

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RU 486 Abortion Numbers Rise

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Oregon a test state for mail-order abortion drugs RU 486 (mifepristone) is a drug used with misoprostol to cause an abortion. The use of RU 486 has risen steadily since it was approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 2000. In its first decade of use, 1.5 million unborn babies lost their lives to this…

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FDA Expands Use Of RU 486

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On March 30, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration relaxed rules governing the use of the abortion drug RU-486, expanding access to the procedure. Abortion proponents, who lobbied the administration to change the rules, applauded the action. Mifepristone/misoprostol chemical abortions, first approved in 2000, make up about one quarter of all abortions. The drug has claimed…

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FDA Relaxes RU-486 Guidelines Endangers Women

Pregnant and worrried

Salem, OR—On Wednesday, in response to a request by the U.S. distributor of RU-486, the Food and Drug Administration released new guidelines for “the abortion pill.” They modified dosages, changed the administration, reduced the number of office visits, expanded the prescriber pool, and extended the time frame when the drugs may be used. Though this…

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