How many more lives will be taken before the FDA reconsiders whether RU 486
is as 'safe and effective' as they originally thought?
In many countries (including France, where RU 486
with prostaglandin is now used widely for early first-trimester abortions), the laws controlling the availability of abortion exempt medical practitioners and women undergoing abortion from criminal liability.
a) RU 486
Alone Is Ineffective And Poses Significant Adverse Effects, Complications, And Potential Risks
Pro-choice groups have brought heavy pressure on President Bill Clinton to take steps to allow the importation and sale of RU 486
, extolling it as a preferred means of abortion.
On July 6, Dr, Ellen Wiebe, based in Vancouver, announced that she had started clinical trials of RU 486
in late June and that she "will be joined by other researchers at Women's College Hospital in Toronto and in locations in Quebec City and Sherbrooke, Quebec, in the next two weeks," the Globe and Mail reported.
Eight European countries, including Germany, are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war crimes trials by legalizing RU 486
, an action which, in its treating of certain humans as non-persons, is eerily close to what the war crimes trials condemned as a crime against humanity meriting execution for perpetrators," said Sassone.
Roussel had been reluctant to bring RU 486
to the United States because of opposition by the antiabortion movement.
Some may argue, incorrectly, that pregnancy begins at fertilization, and if RU 486
acts by preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum, the result is an abortion.
patent holder of RU 486
- - to market the abortifacient in the United States and to train physicians how to use it.
In the British study, researchers compared the use of RU 486
with the standard estrogen-progesterone therapy.
The controversial drug RU 486
made headlines several years ago for its ability to induce abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- National feminist leader Eleanor Smeal announced in New Jersey that the Feminist Majority Foundation is expanding dramatically its RU 486
campaign by focusing attention on the German corporation Hoechst, A.