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  • Congressmen Question FDA on Loosening of Abortion-Inducing Drug Standards

    04/26/2016 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 26, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter Monday, together with 73 of their colleagues to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, expressing concern and seeking information regarding the recent loosening of regulation of the abortion-inducing drug Mifeprex or RU-486. The FDA announced a change in their guidelines for Mifeprex in March. The new guidelines reduce the dosage from 600 milligrams to 200 milligrams, decrease the number of required doctor’s visits from three to two, and allow the pill to be taken later in pregnancy, at 10 weeks of pregnancy from 7 weeks. “We...
  • A New Method of Killing Unborn Babies in Abortions is Coming to Canada

    04/25/2016 11:09:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | April 25, 2016 | Anna Nienhius
    It’s not long before the do-it-yourself abortion pill Mifegymiso will be available in Canada. Expected to be prescribed as early as this summer, the combination of two medications, taken a day or two apart, usually at home, is considered an effective way to end the life of pre-born children up to 7 weeks old. A recent article in the National Post presents the regulations around the pill, and the response. Pro-abortion groups are angry about the need for this medication to be prescribed by a physician, as well as the fact that doctors may choose to have the patient ingest...
  • FDA Relaxes Restrictions on Abortion Pill: What Happens to a Couple When their Home Becomes an...

    04/07/2016 4:54:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | March 21, 2016 | Kevin Burke
    FULL TITLE: FDA Relaxes Restrictions on Abortion Pill: What Happens to a Couple When their Home Becomes an Abortion Clinic? Under the cover of the uproar from Donald’s Trumps recent flip-flop comments on abortion, the New York Times reported about a much more serious concern for those who care about women and their unborn children: The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed the guidelines for taking a pill that induces abortion, reviving one of the most contentious issues of the abortion debate. The change allows women to use the drug further into pregnancy and with fewer visits to the doctor…The...
  • Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against Arkansas chemical abortion regulations

    12/30/2015 3:36:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the Planned Parenthood affiliate covering Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Oklahoma, has filed a lawsuit against a newly-enacted Arkansas law requiring abortion drugs be prescribed in accordance with federal Food and Drug Administration standards. The law, which is slated to go into effect Friday, requires Mifeprex medication abortions (mifepristone and misoprostol) to be administered at the dose the FDA recommends rather than the much lower dosage that has become common among abortion practice, and that women take misoprostol pills in-clinic rather than on their own. Planned Parenthood claims the FDA protocols are based on outdated...
  • Abortionist with record for ‘most botched RU-486 abortions’ in Ohio opens new facility

    09/03/2015 8:10:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, September 1, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- After years of decreases, the number of abortion businesses is increasing, at least by one, in Ohio. Just south of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls is the location for a new abortion center, led by abortionist David Burkons. Chemical abortions began last year; this summer, Burkons began surgical abortions. The facility was formerly called Capital Care Network, and Burkons did abortions there, until it was shut down by the Ohio Department of Health for many health and safety violations, and at the same time shut down by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for drug...
  • Carson, Trump Stumble on Abortion; No Wiggle Room w/ Pro-Lifers on Protecting Unborn, They Discover

    08/14/2015 8:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 14, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump were criticized by pro-life activists this week after they waffled on their positions regarding abortion, research on aborted baby body parts and funding Planned Parenthood. After Carson indicated support for the abortion drug RU-486 in the case of rape or incest, Cavuto asked Carson, "At the point of conception do you see that as life Doctor?" "Certainly once the heart starts beating, certainly at that point," replied Carson. His seemingly contradictory admission may come as a surprise to pro-life activists across the country. Carson was a popular speaker at several state right...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Arizona Law Telling Women the Abortion Pill Can be Reversed

    06/04/2015 4:58:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | June 4 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business may talk a good game about being choice but another move by the abortion company makes it clear the only choice Planned Parenthood favors is abortion. The abortion corporation has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a new Arizona law allowing women to know that they can change their minds about an abortion with the dangerous RU 486 abortion pill even after the abortion has started. New Arizona law SB 1318 requires that abortionists tell their patients that they could reverse the effects of the RU-486 abortion regimen if they change their mind during the...
  • Why abortion reversal angers abortion backers (abortion pill can be sometimes be reversed)

    04/06/2015 6:55:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | Apr 3, 2015 | Cassy Fiano
    Dr. Karen Poehailos can reverse chemical chemical aboriton pill For people who claim to advocate for choice, informed consent is key. If abortion is to be legal, then logically there should be no objection to women being informed about all of their options, about the details of their baby’s development, and about the procedure they are about to undergo. Women should never be lied to or pressured into having an abortion, yet it happens with alarming regularity. So it makes sense for laws to be passed ensuring women are given accurate information — otherwise, how can a woman truly...
  • WHO Researchers Urge Cheaper Abortion Above Safety

    02/27/2015 6:39:13 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    C-FAM | Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Oas
    NEW YORK, February 27, (C-Fam) As part of an ongoing effort to maximize the international availability of abortion, researchers collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study arguing that clinical follow-up after a chemical abortion is unnecessary, and that foregoing it could “save resources.”
  • Pro-choice lawyer who drafted Roe: “Abortion should eliminate the poor”

    01/11/2015 6:16:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Ron Weddington, one of the attorneys who drafted the brief for abortion rights in Roe V Wade, wrote a private letter to President-elect Bill Clinton arguing for the state to use abortion as population control. This letter was written in 1992: “[Y]ou can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country. No, I’m not advocating some sort of mass extinction of these unfortunate people. Crime, drugs and disease are already doing that. The problem is that their numbers are not only replaced but increased by the birth of millions of babies to people who...
  • Supreme Court Lets Planned Parenthood Risk Women’s Lives With Dangerous Abortion Pill

    12/15/2014 8:00:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/15/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The RU 486 abortion pill has been responsible for killing dozens of people — including women in the United States — and injuring thousands more. But the Supreme Court refused to take a case today to protect women from it. Contrary to Food and Drug Administration protocols, Planned Parenthood distributes abortion-inducing drugs to women, oftentimes without requiring an in-person visit, up until two weeks beyond the prescribed 49 days from their last menstrual cycle. Furthermore, the organization sends women home to complete the chemical abortion themselves without a physician present. Planned Parenthood’s instructions have directly led to the deaths of...
  • Surprising pro-life wins in CROmnibus

    12/10/2014 1:52:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Staenk
    You’ll recall that in August the California Department of Managed Health Care issued a mandate requiring all insurance issuers to immediately add surgical and RU-486 abortion coverage to their plans, even those for nonprofit religious institutions and churches. This was a violation of the decade-old Weldon Amendment, one of several pro-life riders included in appropriations bills every year. The Weldon Amendment blocks government agencies receiving federal funds from discriminating against any health care entity for not covering abortions. The only recourse for victims seeking protection under the Weldon Amendment is to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights...
  • Pro-life OB/GYNs raise awareness of advances in abortion reversal process

    12/05/2014 3:02:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Did you know that the effects of the abortion pill can be reversed for women and their babies? Many women have reported changing their minds about the termination of their preborn child after ingesting the first dose of the abortion pill. Thanks to pioneering research by Dr. George Delgado and his colleagues, the abortion reversal success rate is high and rising. In an older article, we explained how the chemical abortion process works. It’s important to understand the process in order to understand how it can be reversed: * RU-486 (the “abortion pill”) is actually two pills, taken approximately 48...
  • Doctor Saves 106 Babies After the Abortion Has Already Started, Wait Until You See How

    12/03/2014 8:03:00 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12-3-2014 | Steven Ertelt
    According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, nearly half (2,314) of 4,638 abortions recorded in Iowa in 2012 were abortions involving RU 486. In an RU 486 pill-based abortion, pregnant women are given two drugs and directed to take them three days apart. The first, mifepristone, blocks the hormone progesterone from getting to the growing baby, starving it of the nutrients it needs to survive. The second drug, the ulcer pill misoprostol, triggers uterine contractions to expel the dead baby. Women eventually complete the abortion and home and deliver a dead baby. Dr. Delgado and Dr. Thomas Hilgers found that women who receive high...
  • Midwest Pregnancy Center First to Offer RU-486 Abortion Reversal to Save Babies

    12/05/2014 7:02:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Human Life International ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | staff
    Dr. Karla Polaschek, FACOG, Medical Director of the Women’s Choice Center and HLI Board Member, saves babies using new hormone treatment protocol. Area women who change their mind after beginning a medical abortion now have an attempted reversal treatment available that has been successful in saving many babies. On November 17, 2014 the Women’s Choice Center of the Quad-Cities became the first pregnancy center in the Midwest to offer natural progesterone treatments to attempt to reverse RU-486 medical abortions. The treatments are being offered in partnership with Moline OB/GYN Dr. Karla Polaschek, FACOG, Medical Director of the Women’s Choice Center....
  • Oklahoma Law Putting Limits on Dangerous Abortion Pill RU 486 Can Take Effect

    10/22/2014 9:09:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | 10.22.14 | Steven Ertelt
    The dangerous abortion pill RU 486 has killed dozens of women and injured thousands of women in the United States. Responding to that, the Oklahoma state legislature put limits on the drug and, after a legal battle, a court says it can take effect. The law required doctors who prescribe the abortion drug RU-486 to abide by FDA requirements that the agency provides for use of the drug. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the law last year as an “undue burden” on those seeking abortions, but the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the case and has asked the...
  • New abortion cases could reach Supreme Court

    10/07/2014 7:51:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The Supreme Court was asked Monday to block parts of a Texas law that restricts access to abortion, an emergency request that could be just the first of several abortion-related cases to reach the court in the upcoming term. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on Thursday allowed Texas to implement a law that restricts abortion providers and immediately shuttered all but seven of the state’s remaining clinics. On Monday, the women’s health facilities asked the high court to essentially undo that decision, allowing them to remain open as the legal fight proceeds. “Women’s constitutional rights and...
  • Feminist researcher: RU-486 is still not safe

    11/22/2013 8:57:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D.
    It caused a bit of a stir in 1991 when three “pro-choice” feminists came out with a book warning of the dangers of the chemical abortifacient RU-486. “RU486: Misconception, Myths and Morals,” written by Renate Klein, a biologist and social scientist from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, Janice Raymond, a professor of women’s studies from the University of Amherst (Massachusetts), and Lynette Dumble, a member of the University of Melbourne’s Department of Surgery, won awards and received some momentary coverage in the press. But ultimately, the pro-abortion establishment pushed back and plowed ahead, ignoring the warnings. Approved in the U.S.,...
  • ‘Nothing had prepared me for the searing pain’: Pro-choice woman describes RU-486 nightmare

    10/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 21, 2013 | SARAH TERZO
    October 20, 2013 (LiveActionNews) - RU-486, the abortion pill, is offered to women who are less than nine weeks pregnant. When it first became available in the United States, pro-choice activists rejoiced. They believed that it would make abortion more readily available to women. Abortion providers say that RU-486 is safe and effective. According to abortion provider Dr. David Grimes: I just don’t see any downsides. For those women who don’t like the invasiveness of surgery, it gives them a very important option. In an article in Marie Claire titled “Betrayed by a Pill,” a pro-choice woman named Norine...
  • “Pro-Choice” Women Angry About Not Being Told Abortion Drug Has Big Risks

    09/17/2013 9:06:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Randy O'Bannon Ph.D.
    There have been a rash of articles in media of late pushing the line that informed consent laws, laws limiting chemical abortions, and challenges to so-called “web-cam abortions” are totally unnecessary, just pro-life ploys to put more obstacles in the way of women getting the “reproductive health care” they want and need. They say that chemical abortions are safe, rather simple, sort of like a “heavy period,” that women get all the medical attention they need, that they are glad to be able to abort in the privacy of their own homes. Try telling that to “Kay,” a married, “pro-choice”...
  • Abortion Drug RU 486 Has Killed Two Million Unborn Children in the U.S

    08/12/2013 6:51:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The dangerous RU 486 abortion drug has nearly claimed the lives of two million unborn children in the United States since its approval at the end of the Clinton administration. The Food and Drug Administration, which approved the drug in late 1999, estimated in April 2011 that 1.52 million American women had taken RU-486 to induce an abortion. According to CDC reports, about 16.5 percent of the estimated 1.2 million abortions that take place annually in the United States involve the mifepristone drug, commonly known as RU 486. In other words, about 198,000 abortions take place each year with the...
  • Abortion Industry Pushes for RU 486: Younger Babies Easier to Kill

    04/14/2013 6:39:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site ^ | Randy O'Bannon Ph.D.
    LifeNews Note: This is an expansion of Dr. O’Bannon’s article Five Reasons Why the Abortion Industry is Pushing RU 486 Harder Reason #2. Seeing Younger Unborn Babies as Easier Targets to Dehumanize In October of 1989, Harrison Hickman, a pollster for what was then called the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), told attendees at NARAL’s 20th anniversary conference that “Probably nothing has been as damaging to our cause as the advances in technology which have allowed pictures of the developing fetus, because people now talk about the fetus in much different terms than they did 15 years ago. They...
  • Two Wisconsin Abortion Outlets Stop Performing Chemical Abortions

    05/23/2012 5:37:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | 5-23-12 | Steve Fountain
    Affiliated Medical Services announced today that it has suspended chemical abortions at its Wisconsin location due to a new state law requiring a doctor to be physically present when a client is given an abortion-inducing drug like RU-486. Planned Parenthood outlets made a similar announcement on April 24. Act 217 became law last month. It stops the use of “web cam abortions,” where an abortionist in one location uses the Internet to oversee a chemical abortion at another site. It does not prohibit the use of RU-486. The abortion sellers’ announcements are an acknowledgement of the challenge in finding doctors...
  • The Real War on Women: Abortion Drug RU 486 Injures Thousands

    05/17/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/17/12 | Mailee Smith
    On Monday, a state trial court judge overturned an Oklahoma law intended to ensure the safe use of abortion-inducing drugs, such as RU-486.  The law, enacted in 2011 and based upon an AUL model, simply required that abortion providers administer the drugs in the manner approved by the FDA. The state’s interest in enacting such a law was clear: Since RU-486 was approved in 2000, thousands of women have faced complications, many life-threatening.  Both the FDA and the drug manufacturer have acknowledged the substantial risk of complications following use.  Fourteen women have died.  Eight of those women died of a...
  • Father of Girl Who Died From Abortion Slams Planned Parenthood

    12/08/2011 3:59:20 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/8/11 | Steven Ertelt
    The father of a teenage girl who died in 2003 from using the abortion drug mifepristone has conducted a new interview in which he slams the Planned Parenthood abortion business for failing to follow FDA guidelines when dispensing the abortion drug.In August 2003, Holly Patterson, then 17, discovered she had become pregnant with her boyfriend, seven years her senior. On September 10, shortly after her 18th birthday, the couple went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to inquire about an abortion of her seven-week-old unborn child. There, she received the first of two drugs in the mifepristone abortion protocol. At the...
  • Dad of 18-year-old who died after RU-486 abortion tackles abortion drug misinformation

    09/29/2011 4:07:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/29/11 | Jeremy Kryn
    Monty Patterson with his daughter Holly, and son Cody. This picture was taken just weeks after the abortion drug was approved in 2000. LIVERMORE, CA, September 29, 2011 ( – The father of an 18-year-old casualty of a drug-induced abortion has mourned the 11th anniversary of RU-486 legalization by launching a website and video to help women learn about the health risks of the abortion drug. Monty Patterson, whose daughter Holly died in 2003, said that it is critical that a patient be fully informed of the procedures, administration, and risks involved with the chemical abortion. “The website isn’t about...
  • Abortionist admits: babies sometimes born alive and left ‘wiggling around in the toilet’

    07/26/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | July 26, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Prendergaft associate Randall Whitney reportedly testified that babies are born alive all the time after failed abortions and are then left to die. ORLANDO, Florida, July 26, 2011 ( – In disturbing testimony during court proceedings against a well-known Florida abortionist, a fellow abortionist reportedly admitted that some aborted children are delivered alive and left “wiggling around in the toilet,” where they are allowed to die. The testimony occurred during proceedings against abortionist James Pendergraft, who was forced to pay over $36 million last week for a botched procedure that left its intended target alive, but severely disabled. Pendergraft, who...
  • The All or Nothing Approach Left Us With Everything

    07/04/2011 8:08:05 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July 1, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    Following the historic elections of 2010, the pro-life community in Iowa set some modest goals for the upcoming legislative session. They wanted to prevent a well-known late-term abortionist, LeRoy Carhart, from opening a clinic in Iowa, and they wanted to outlaw telemed abortions. Telemed abortions are where a woman seeking an abortion consults with a doctor over a webcam. After the online consultation, the physician can electronically dispense the abortion drug RU486 without ever having seen or examined the woman in person. Iowa pro-lifers had a good reason to be optimistic. A majority of the public found the type of...
  • Planned Parenthood: Women Must Get Surgical Abortion if RU 486 Fails

    06/24/2011 10:53:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/24/11 | Mailee Smith
    Just when you think that the abortion industry could not possibly get any slimier, you find something like this, from the Bronx Planned Parenthood web page… Here’s what you need to know about abortion services at this health center:Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion)Abortion pill (medication abortion) is offered up to 9 weeks after the start of your last menstrual period. If your last menstrual period was more than 9 weeks ago, read about our in-clinic abortion services below.Abortion pill (medication abortion) services are available by appointment only.Plan to be at the health center for 2-3 hour(s) for your entire abortion pill...
  • International Telemed Abortions Used to Circumvent Pro-life Laws

    06/10/2011 7:58:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/9/11 | Mary Novick
    A pro-abortion website is targeting women in pro-life countries like Poland, Ireland, Malta and others for distribution of the abortion drug, RU-486. The goal of this website is to undermine pro-life laws and to reduce maternal mortality due to “unsafe abortions.”[1] directs women through an online questionnaire, where they answer questions about gestational age etc. Then this organization will ship abortion drugs to the women in these pro-life countries, where the woman will take the drugs at home. The physician disseminating the drug does not physically examine the woman before sending her the drug, nor is he/she available should...
  • Woman afraid for her baby’s life after pharmacy accidentally gives abortion pill

    02/09/2011 4:01:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    DENVER, Colorado, February 8, 2011 ( - A Denver woman is afraid for her baby’s life after a pharmacy accidentally gave her a pill used to kill unborn children instead of her prescribed medicine.Local ABC affiliate 7NEWS reported Monday that Mareena Silva, six weeks pregnant, began feeling nauseous after taking what she thought was her antibiotic. “I came back and I looked at the bottle and it wasn’t my name,” said Silva. The drug was methotrexate, which is used both to treat cancer and to cause abortions in the first trimester. “For all this to happen now is really...
  • Help Alert Major Pharmacies about The New Abortion Drug "ella"

    12/13/2010 1:04:48 PM PST · by Sun · 10 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | December 13, 2010 | Tony Perkins
    We previously reported that on August 13th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new prescription abortion drug called "ella" allowing Watson Pharmaceuticals to market this drug in the U.S. as an "emergency contraceptive" (EC). While proponents of ella claim that it is more effective than the so-called "morning-after-pill," Plan B, ella can also function as an abortion drug more like RU-486. On December 1st, Watson Pharmaceuticals began to aggressively promote ella over the internet and in pharmacies. Because ella is similar in its chemical make-up to the abortion drug RU-486, it therefore can destroy an implanted embryo, in...
  • CDC: Two More U.S. Women Died From Using RU 486 Abortion Drug

    10/01/2010 9:04:56 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | October 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    CDC: Two More U.S. Women Died From Using RU 486 Abortion Drug Washington, DC -- The Centers for Disease Control has reported that two more women in the United States than previously thought have died from using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug. The news comes just days after the 10-year anniversary of the FDA's approval of the abortion drug.
  • After 10 Years, RU 486 Abortion Drug Hasn't Helped Women as Promised

    09/29/2010 9:15:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies ^ | September 29, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    After 10 Years, RU 486 Abortion Drug Hasn't Helped Women as Promised Washington, DC -- Two women have written editorials about the tenth anniversary of the RU 486 abortion drug, which has been responsible for the deaths of dozens of women and injuring thousands more across the globe. They say the abortion pill was supposed to help women but can't find any evidence of that.
  • 10 Years of Legal Chemical Abortion

    09/28/2010 9:12:21 AM PDT · by jeffq73 · 2 replies
    Americans United for Life ^ | 9/28/2010 | Anna Franzonello
    On September 28, 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the abortion drug RU-486 for use in the United States. A look at the facts surrounding the FDA approval of the drug and its 10 years of use in the U.S. is sobering. Women’s health has been sacrificed and countless lives have been taken to advance the agenda of the abortion industry. A decade later, the FDA has again put politics above women’s health, approving a new abortion drug, ella, in August, and allowing the drug to be deceptively marketed as a contraceptive. In the last days of the...
  • 10 Years Later, Abortion Drug Has Killed One Million Children, Hurt Women

    09/27/2010 10:18:09 AM PDT · by julieee · 51 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    10 Years Later, Abortion Drug Has Killed One Million Children, Hurt Women Washington, DC -- This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the Clinton administration approving the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of unborn children and hurt women. The drug has killed at least eight women in the United States and dozens around the world.
  • Not Talking: Planned Parenthood Tightlipped after Revoking PP Name from Affiliate

    08/31/2010 12:21:18 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Tuesday August 31, 2010 Not Talking: Planned Parenthood Tightlipped after Revoking PP Name from Affiliate By Peter J. SmithSAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 31, 2010 ( – Planned Parenthood (PP) Federation of America is not divulging the details behind its decision to revoke its trademark from a San Francisco area affiliate. The decision to distance itself from one of its own affiliates is a step that is rarely taken by PP: even those clinics caught violating the law by pro-life undercover reporter Lila Rose in recent years have retained full enjoyment of the PP name. Planned Parenthood of the Golden...
  • Abortion pill gets final approval in Italy

    12/10/2009 8:19:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 285+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/10/2009
    The sale of the abortion pill RU486 has been given final approval in Italy, despite protests from the Vatican and the government in the Catholic country. Unlike in other European countries, the pill, also known as mifepristone, will be administered solely in hospitals. The pill was originally approved by the country's pharmaceuticals agency in late July, but the move prompted a parliamentary inquiry. Italy was is one of the last European states to make it available. Side-effects According to the country's pharmaceutical agency, the pill must only be administered in a hospital environment and must be taken within seven weeks...
  • Parents in Revere(Ma)force vote on birth control and morning-after pills passed out in high school

    09/11/2009 12:50:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies · 847+ views ^ | 9/11/09 | n/a
    Earlier this year the Revere School Committee dropped a bombshell on the community. Without any warning, they voted to distribute contraceptives and the "morning after pill" to students in Revere High School. As Kathy Magno, an activist in Revere, told us, this was done without any notice to the community. There were no public hearings. No sub-committee meetings about it. It wasn't even on the agenda that day. Massachusetts Law appears to mandate that school committees run these ideas by a committee of the town's citizens before implementing them. And every town we know of (except Revere) has traditionally had...
  • Abortion pill available to more women

    08/09/2009 6:00:29 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 435+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | August 10, 2009
    THE abortion pill RU486 will become more widely available in Australia after a not-for-profit sexual health group was approved to use the drug in its clinics. Fourteen doctors at nine Marie Stopes International Centres in Victoria, NSW, the ACT, Queensland and Western Australia will offer the drug, also known as mifepristone, as an alternative to surgical abortions. The Therapeutic Goods Administration will allow the drug's use of up to nine week's gestation under relaxed importing and prescribing rules, Fairfax reports.
  • RU 486 Users Risk Automatic Excommunication: Vatican Responds to Italian Drug Agency Decision

    08/03/2009 3:45:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 2,538+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/3/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, August 3, 2009 ( - When the Italian drug agency approved the sale of the deadly abortion drug RU 486 late Thursday night, senior Vatican officials responded strongly saying that doctors who prescribe it and the women who take it risk excommunication. The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) said the drug, to be sold under the brand name Mifegyne, would not be sold in pharmacies and only be administered by physicians in hospitals. Bishop Elio Sgreccia, a bioethics professor, author and former vice-president of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) told Corriere della Sera newspaper, "This is a compound which...
  • Italy ok's abortion pill despite church opposition

    08/01/2009 8:21:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 801+ views
    al Reuters ^ | 7/31/2009 | Stephen Brown
    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's drug regulation agency has authorized the use of the abortion pill despite protests from the Roman Catholic church which threatens to excommunicate doctors who prescribe the drug and patients who use it. (snip) QUESTION OF CONSCIENCE The Vatican, which opposes all forms of abortion in the belief that human life is sacred from the point of conception, says the pill is no different from surgical abortion. "There will be excommunication for the doctor, the woman and anyone who encourages its use," said Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, emeritus president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the pope's...
  • Abortion Drug Has Killed 29 Women, European Maker Tells Italy's Government

    07/31/2009 2:20:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 572+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/31/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- The world may never know how many thousands of women have been injured, or even killed, by the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug. The best worldwide guess is that 13 women have been killed as a result of the mifepristone abortion pill, but the maker of the drug in Europe is saying 29 women have died. If the information given to the Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) by European abortion drug maker Exelgyn is correct, then twice as many women have died from the abortion drug globally than the pro-life community has thought. Currently, eight women have...
  • Abortion Pill Kills 1 in 4 Children Aborted Early in U.S.

    07/10/2009 1:20:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,196+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/10/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2009 ( - About one out of four children aborted early in America are killed by the abortion pill rather than a surgical procedure, according to an Associated Press report.The report concerns a Planned Parenthood study published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine touting the improved safety of a drug used in abortions that is now dissolved orally instead of vaginally - the latter being a technique that is more prone to causing severe and sometimes fatal infections.The chemical abortion method consists of first distributing mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which kills the child...
  • Study: Abortion Drug Fails 23 Percent of the Time, Surgical Abortions Necessary

    05/08/2009 1:51:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/8/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Abortion advocates have promoted the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 (mifepristone) in part by saying it can cause an abortion without women having to have a surgical abortion. However, a new study shows the abortion drug fails anywhere from 16-23 percent of the time. When the mifepristone abortion drug fails, a follow-up surgical abortion is necessary because an incomplete abortion can result in major medical problems, including death. Melissa Strafford of the Boston Medical Center presented the results of her study at the recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists annual meeting. The abortion drug includes...
  • Internet boom in DIY abortion pills

    01/31/2009 7:45:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 305+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2/1/2009 | June Caldwell
    Women in Northern Ireland are turning to the internet to buy Ł60 abortion pills because they cannot afford to travel to mainland Britain to terminate their pregnancies, it has been claimed. Audrey Simpson, director of the Family Planning Association in Belfast, revealed that a rising number of women had contacted her to say they had suffered complications after taking the pills. "These calls are increasing all the time," she said. "Travelling for an abortion is expensive by comparison." Simpson said she was concerned that some women purchasing the pills, which should only be used up to the ninth week of...
  • Vatican and Italian government criticize sale of RU 486 in Italy

    12/17/2008 7:41:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 351+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Rome, Dec 16, 2008
    Vatican and Italian government criticize sale of RU 486 in Italy Rome, Dec 16, 2008 / 11:38 pm (CNA).- The Vatican and the Italian government have criticized the imminent arrival of the abortion pill RU 486, which will be available for use in the country perhaps before the end of the year. The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, condemned the use of the pill because of its abortifacient nature. In comments to reporters, Cardinal Barragan said the Church “understands the drama of a young woman who is pregnant against her will, but She...
  • Planned Parenthood Offers Walk-in Abortions in Iowa With Webcam Doctor

    09/10/2008 9:10:43 AM PDT · by MockTurtle · 29 replies · 2,282+ views
    Iowa Right to Life News ^ | September 10, 2008 | Iowa Right to Life
    Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa is now offering no appointment, walk-in abortions at its clinics without a physician on site. How will they do this? By offering dangerous RU 486 chemical abortions at all of their locations, with a Des Moines-based abortionist consulting by webcam. More Profitable for Planned Parenthood, More Dangerous for Women It gets worse. Planned Parenthood does not follow FDA Protocol for RU 486. Planned Parenthood gives women a cheaper combination of the pills in an RU 486 abortion, against the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration, which makes these abortions more profitable for the abortion...
  • Govt Report Claims Clinton Administration Approved Abortion Drug Properly

    08/18/2008 4:20:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 126+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/18/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- In the waning days of the Clinton administration, pro-life advocates say FDA officials rushed through approval of the dangerous abortion drug RU 486. A new report claims the agency did not rush the drug through the approval process, even though it has resulted in the deaths of at least 13 women worldwide.The Government Accountability Office released a report today claiming the drug, also known as mifepristone, was not given special treatment.The abortion pill has come under fire for causing the death of women across the globe, including the most recent death of a British teenager, and...
  • Another Study Suggests Planned Parenthood at Fault in Abortion Drug Deaths

    06/17/2008 5:22:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 184+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/17/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Another study suggests Planned Parenthood is at fault in the deaths of women in the United States from the abortion drug RU 486. The abortion business had been telling women to use the drug in a different way than the FDA guidelines suggested and the study shows it contributed to the deaths. So far, eight women have died from the use of the abortion drug, including women going to Planned Parenthood abortion centers in California.Planned Parenthood had been telling women to use the abortion drug vaginally, even though the FDA indicated oral use is safer for...