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  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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] Womenonweb.org 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://LifeNews.com/nat6743.html
  • 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://LifeNews.com/nat6737.html
  • 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://LifeNews.com/nat6729.html
  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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
    massresistance.org ^ | 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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...
  • Study Suggests Planned Parenthood at Fault in Abortion Drug Deaths

    06/17/2008 3:14:27 PM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies · 142+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 17, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- 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 a rash of 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...
  • Inquest Told Teen Died After Taking Abortion Pills

    06/13/2008 10:19:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 512+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2008
    An English teenager died from complications two weeks after taking two abortion pills, her mother told an inquest into her death this week.Manon Jones, 18, described by her mother as a devout Christian teen, opted to terminate her pregnancy at six weeks because she feared the pregnancy would cause conflict within her "Muslim" boyfriend's family, the Daily Mail reported Friday. The teen took the first dose of medication to terminate the pregnancy on June 10, 2005, and the second two days later. On June 15, Jones felt light-headed and experienced heavy bleeding so her boyfriend took her to Southmead...
  • Man gets 18 months in jail for putting abortion pills in girlfriend's food

    02/26/2008 6:19:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies · 437+ views
    STOCKHOLM,Sweden: A Swedish court of appeal on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old man to 18 months in prison for trying to make his girlfriend miscarry by mixing abortion pills in her food. The man, who was not named for legal reasons, had his jail term increased from a previous one-year sentence set by a district court in June. In its ruling, the Court of Appeal for Western Sweden found the man guilty of aggravated assault for attempting to make his girlfriend of eight years miscarry by giving her a yoghurt containing three ground-up pills. The sentence also included a more minor...
  • Free Trade in Dangerous Drugs

    02/13/2008 5:06:25 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 60 replies · 165+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | 2-13-08 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Several months ago when the news broke about poisonous pet food and lead-laden toys from China, I asked my local pharmacy to give me a letter stating it is not selling me any prescription drugs imported from China. The reply was, "We don't buy any drugs from China." I said, "I know you don't, but I want you to check with your suppliers and verify that they don't buy from China." That request was met by thunderous silence. Now we know why. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that 80 percent of the drug substances used by U.S. manufacturers to...
  • A Challenging Truth, Part Two: The Day the Birth Control Died

    02/12/2008 10:14:13 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 12, 2008 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    "Everyone does it, so what's the big deal?"  Taking the pill, getting "fixed", getting a shot of Depo-Provera...there's a myriad of choices for contraception.  The expectation in today's modern society is that everyone uses artificial birth control at some point in their lives, be they married or not.  Right?  Many years ago, I would have agreed with all of the above.  I was not a rebellious Catholic, just an ignorant one.  But the guilt of my ignorance rests on more shoulders than just mine.  I was surrounded by contraception Catholics who discussed their birth control as easily as they spoke...
  • A Challenging Truth, Part One: How Birth Control Works

    02/10/2008 5:51:22 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 449+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 9, 2008 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    How can something be both immense and minute at the same time, something upon which all of human history depends, yet fragile and almost non-existent to the eye?  It is the union of an egg and sperm — an embryo.  Such is God's way.  He takes something smaller than a mustard seed and brings forth all of civilization.  After creating everything in the universe single-handedly, He created us in his own image and bestowed upon us the power to become co-creators with Him.  Working in union with us, when the sperm unites with the egg, not only has a new...
  • Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill (China again)

    01/31/2008 8:24:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 205+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2008 | JAKE HOOKER and WALT BOGDANICH
    BEIJING — A huge state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company that exports to dozens of countries, including the United States, is at the center of a nationwide drug scandal after nearly 200 Chinese cancer patients were paralyzed or otherwise harmed last summer by contaminated leukemia drugs. Chinese drug regulators have accused the manufacturer of the tainted drugs of a cover-up and have closed the factory that produced them. In December, China’s Food and Drug Administration said that the Shanghai police had begun a criminal investigation and that two officials, including the head of the plant, had been detained. The drug maker, Shanghai...
  • Tainted Drugs Linked to Maker of Abortion Pill

    01/30/2008 9:31:04 PM PST · by Libertarian444 · 8 replies · 129+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 31 JAN 2008 | JAKE HOOKER and WALT BOGDANICH
    BEIJING — A huge state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company that exports to dozens of countries, including the United States, is at the center of a nationwide drug scandal after nearly 200 Chinese cancer patients were paralyzed or otherwise harmed last summer by contaminated leukemia drugs. Chinese drug regulators have accused the manufacturer of the tainted drugs of a cover-up and have closed the factory that produced them. In December, China’s Food and Drug Administration said that the Shanghai police had begun a criminal investigation and that two officials, including the head of the plant, had been detained. The drug maker, Shanghai...
  • China: Tainted Drugs Linked to Maker of Abortion Pill (Shanghai Hualian’s RU-486)

    01/31/2008 3:25:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 76+ views
    NYT ^ | 01/31/08 | JAKE HOOKER and WALT BOGDANICH
    Tainted Drugs Linked to Maker of Abortion Pill By JAKE HOOKER and WALT BOGDANICH BEIJING — A huge state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company that exports to dozens of countries, including the United States, is at the center of a nationwide drug scandal after nearly 200 Chinese cancer patients were paralyzed or otherwise harmed last summer by contaminated leukemia drugs. Chinese drug regulators have accused the manufacturer of the tainted drugs of a cover-up and have closed the factory that produced them. In December, China’s Food and Drug Administration said that the Shanghai police had begun a criminal investigation and that two...
  • As Abortion Rate Drops, Use of RU-486 Is on Rise

    01/23/2008 9:49:04 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 475+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2008 | Rob Stein
    Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a pill that has largely faded from the rancorous public debate over abortion has slowly and quietly begun to transform the experience of ending a pregnancy in the United States. The French abortion pill RU-486, on the market since 2000, has become an increasingly common alternative, making abortion less clinical and more private. At a time when the overall number of abortions has been steadily declining, RU-486-induced abortions have been rising by 22 percent a year and now account for 14 percent of the total -- and more than...
  • Man Accused of Causing Miscarriage (He put abortion pill in girlfriend's drink)

    11/30/2007 6:07:37 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies · 808+ views
    JSOnline ^ | Meg Jones
    (He put abortion pill in girlfriend's drink, complaint charges) Appleton, WI - Two weeks after a 39-year-old pregnant Kaukauna woman watched her boyfriend frantically mix something in an ice cream smoothie and give it to her, she miscarried. Suspicious of her boyfriend's actions, Darshana G. Patel didn't drink the smoothie, but she had consumed other food and drinks he had been preparing for her since she announced her pregnancy. Now, thinking her boyfriend might have had something to do with this miscarriage and a miscarriage she suffered last year, she had the smoothie tested and contacted Outagamie County sheriff's detectives....
  • Man Accused Of Slipping Woman Abortion Pill

    11/30/2007 8:26:02 AM PST · by Abathar · 28 replies · 29+ views
    A married Wisconsin man has been charged with causing a woman to have two miscarriages by slipping her the abortion pill. Authorities said the woman already has a 3-year-old child with Manishkumar Patel and had become pregnant by him two other times. "These allegations are devious, diabolical and disturbing," Outagamie County Court Commissioner Brian Figy told Manishkumar Patel at a hearing, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper. Authorities said the woman became suspicious of a smoothie that Patel had bought for her from an ice cream shop. She contacted police after having a sample tested by a California lab, which...
  • Laced smoothie leads to man's arrest (abortion pill Ru-486 murders)

    11/29/2007 2:53:57 PM PST · by sbMKE · 18 replies · 486+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/29/07 | Meg Jones
    THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2007, 3:22 p.m. By Meg Jones Laced smoothie leads to man's arrest Appleton - A 34-year-old Kaukauna man who owns several hotels and gas stations in the Fox Valley and northeastern Wisconsin is accused of giving his girlfriend the abortion pill RU-486 because he didn't want children. The 39-year-old Kaukauna woman couldn't understand why she suddenly miscarried twice especially after her regular medical check-ups showed her pregnancies were going well. So she went to authorities and after testing an ice cream smoothie the man had purchased for the woman, Outagamie County Sheriff's detectives confirmed her suspicions. Now...
  • New FDA Documents Reveal Abortion Pill RU-486 Made in Substandard Chinese Plant When Approved

    10/17/2007 3:21:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 248+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/17/07 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC. October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evidence is mounting that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) participated in coverups of health and safety violations and breaches of ethics in approving the abortion drug, RU 486, that has caused the death of at least six women in the US.  Yesterday, the public interest group Judicial Watch announced that newly acquired FDA documents, previously witheld by the FDA, show that the agency knew that the facilities owned by China’s Hua Lian Pharmaceutical Company to manufacture RU 486 were sub-standard at the time they were approved for use in August 2000....
  • Abortion Ship Operator Heads to Pro-Life Malta to Promote Abortions There

    10/08/2007 4:49:48 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 12 replies · 657+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 8, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorOctober 8, 2007Valleta, Malta (LifeNews.com) -- The head of the pro-abortion group that operates the abortion ship that has targeted the people of Ireland, Portugal and Poland is heading to Malta, one of the few European nations that makes abortion illegal. Rebecca Gomperts will visit the island nation on Wednesday to deliver a speech advocating legal abortions.Gomperts is the director of Women on Waves, the pro-abortion organization that has taken its converted tugboat to international waters outside pro-life nations to give women the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug.Her speech, “The Right to a Dignified Motherhood: The Crucial...
  • Philippine Population Control Groups Launch Suit Against Pro-Life Manila Former Mayor

    10/05/2007 4:13:14 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 304+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 2, 2007 | Hilary White
    Philippine Population Control Groups Launch Suit Against Pro-Life Manila Former Mayor By Hilary White MANILA, Philippines, October 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Lito Atienza, the former mayor of the Philippine capital Manila, who has earned the wrath of abortionists and population control groups for his opposition to the killer abortion drug RU-486, is facing a lawsuit by those same groups. According to Elizabeth Pangalangan, executive director of the Reproductive Health, Rights and Ethics Center at the University of the Philippines, the suit aims to "hold [Atienza] liable for acts which caused injury to women." Atienza, who is now the Environment Secretary...
  • Second Australian Hospital Approved to Sell Dangerous Abortion Drug

    08/28/2007 7:50:17 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 171+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 28, 2007Sydney, Australia (LifeNews.com) -- A Sydney hospital has become the second in Australia authorized to sell the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug and the third place nationwide. Westmead Hospital in Sydney found out on Tuesday that the Therapeutic Goods Administration would allow it to dispense the drug to women.Terry McGee, director of obstetrics and gynecology at the Westmead Hospital, confirmed that it would be selling the drug, which has killed 13 women worldwide and injured more than 1,100 in the United States alone.McGee told The Age newspaper that the abortion drugs would only be used...