Tag Archives: RU 486

Utah becomes third state to enact law requiring abortionists to inform women that chemical abortions can be halted

By Dave Andrusko Over the weekend Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that requires abortionists to inform women who are undergoing a chemical abortion that their abortion may be halted if they do not take the second of the

Why abortion reversal can and does work

Dr. Christina Francis

By Dave Andrusko Late yesterday we reported on a vote in the Indiana House in favor of HB 1128, a bill that offers women information about how a chemical abortion they have begun may be reversed.  The vote was close,

NEJM commentary urges ready access to RU-486 abortifacient

By Dave Andrusko Once upon a time, the FDA had a very strict medical protocol about how the two-drug RU-486 abortion technique could be employed. Requirements about dosage, number of visits, how late in pregnancy the drugs (Mifepristone and Misoprostol]

Utah House passes measure requiring abortionists to be present when prescribing abortifacients

Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday the Utah House of Representatives voted to approve HB 154, a bill which (as the Associated Press explained) “mainly promotes the use of telemedicine, a growing practice in which doctors use images and webcams to

Man who attempted to slip girlfriend abortifacient apprehended nine years later

Manishkumar M. Patel

By Dave Andrusko It was one of the very early cases of a boyfriend slipping his pregnant girlfriend an abortifacient, only this time, fortunately, Darshana Patel was suspicious and did not drink the smoothie that was laced with RU-486. This

Number of chemical abortions growing in U.S., outpacing surgical abortions in many states

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appeared in the November digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this, and all the other stories, op-eds, analyses, President’s column, and editorials

UNFPA Facilitates Access to Abortion Pills

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. A recently released official review of UNFPA–Evaluation of the UNFPA Support to Family Planning 2008-2013–reveals UNFPA’s work to ensure that the drug Misoprostol is in on

Canadian Activists want limits lifted on newly legal abortion drug

RU-486 is sold under the name Mifegymiso in Canada

By Teresa Mervar and James Schadenberg Editor’s note. This appeared in the pro-life Canadian publication, The Interim. The president of the company that is the Canadian importer of the abortion drug Mifegymiso (also known as RU-486), filed a supplementary application

India: Over the Counter Sale and Use of RU 486 Can Increase Maternal Deaths

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Researchers in India continue to warn that over the counter sale (OTC) and use of RU 486–WHO’s “gold standard” for medication induced abortion, so-called ‘medical abortion’ –can lead to increased maternal mortality and morbidity.

The abortion pill as a form of penance?

By Sarah Terzo In an article in the Washington Post, author Hanna Rosin quotes abortion provider Kathy Rogers saying: [RU-486 is] not just a pill; it’s a process. And it’s not going to be fast or easy or simple. Rosin

Very helpful primer on “Abortion Pill Reversal”

By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today and NRL News has each carried stories about “abortion pill reversal.” The most recent was on Monday. Tip of the hat to Live Action News for posting on its Facebook page a link to

Texas Planned Parenthood says 4-fold increase in chemical abortions since FDA relaxed protocol

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/daveha Since pro-lifers have no insiders inside the Guttmacher Institute, we can only speculate why it