Activist Abortion Academics Want RU-486 Sold at Your Local Pharmacy

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research A little less than a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eased restrictions on the use of the abortion pill RU-486 (miferpistone), reducing required dosages, extending the cutoff time, reducing office visits, and loosening the qualifications for prescribers. It was not …

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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] could be used, and the like. For primarily for two reasons—lack of willpower and the …

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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 with your pro-life friends and family. With comprehensive national surveys from Guttmacher and the U.S. …

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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 the essential medicines list in many countries which the evaluation notes “has revolutionised access to …

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Canadian Activists want limits lifted on newly legal abortion drug

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 with Health Canada in August in order to ask the government to lift restrictions on …

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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. In the recent abstract, “How safe are over the counter abortion pills-differences between its intended …

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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 discusses why some women choose to undergo chemical abortions, even though they are so much …

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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 a brief video describing how this technique works. The narrator is Dr. Anthony Levatino, who (he …

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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 takes forever and a day (three years or so) for this pro-abortion think-tank to update …

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Is Abortion Pill Reversal ‘Junk Science’? Try Telling that to Rebekah

By Rachel Leigh On April 19 Rebekah Buell stood before California’s State Assembly to defend AB 2134, a bill stating that all abortion clinics providing the abortion pill RU486 must also inform their clients of the pill’s reversal alternative. While still a 17-year-old high school student, Buell became pregnant with her first child. Determined not …

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Members of House and Senate ask for documents behind FDA change in FDA protocol

By Dave Andrusko If you click here, you can read the entire letter sent by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK), joined by 73 of their colleagues, to Dr. Robert M. Califf, M.D., the FDA’s Commissioner, “requesting information about the agency’s recent decision to change its policies regarding the abortion drug mifepristone.” …

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In letter Members of House and Senate voice deep disappointment that FDA loosened standards for use of RU-486

Editor’s note. The following letter was sent to the Commissioner of the FDA by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK), joined by 73 of their colleagues. April 25, 2016 Dr. Robert M. Califf, M.D. Commissioner Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20993 Dear Commissioner Califf, We …

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