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 …Continue reading "Activist Abortion Academics Want RU-486 Sold at Your Local Pharmacy"
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.” …Continue reading "Members of House and Senate ask for documents behind FDA change in FDA protocol"
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 …Continue reading "In letter Members of House and Senate voice deep disappointment that FDA loosened standards for use of RU-486"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Many suspected that today’s announcement by the FDA was a long time coming. Despite a record of at least 14 known deaths, and thousands of women suffering significant adverse events, the FDA relaxed safety standards and modified the protocol for mifepristone/misoprostol chemical abortions that had …Continue reading "FDA expansion of abortion pill use still does not necessarily mean chemical abortion is safer"
By Dave Andrusko When last we reported on Scott Bollig, a jury of seven men and five women had found the 32 year old of WaKeeney, Kansas, guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. However, after five hours of deliberation, the jury found Bollig not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, and distribution of adulterated …Continue reading "Man sentenced to nearly ten years for spiking girlfriend’s food with chemical abortifacient, killing 8-10-week-old unborn baby"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday a Trego County, Kansas jury returned not guilty verdicts on three of the four major counts against Scott Bollig, who was charged with spiking his ex-girlfriend’s food with an abortifacient that cause Namoi Abbott to lose her unborn baby. Mike Corn of the Hayes Daily News reported that the jury …Continue reading "Kansas man convicted of lesser charges in death of baby killed by abortifacient"
By Dave Andrusko The prosecution rested its case Tuesday against Scott Bollig after a pathologist and medical examiner testified that the death of Naomi Abbott’s unborn baby was “not a natural miscarriage” but the result of the abortifacient mifepristone. Bollig is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly lacing his then-girlfriend’s pancakes with mifepristone in January …Continue reading "Defense unsuccessfully attempts to impugn victim whose unborn baby was killed by an abortifacient"
By Dave Andrusko After pleading guilty, Jennifer A. Whalen was sentenced Friday to 9 to 18 months in jail for helping her then-16-year-old daughter abort her unborn child using illegally obtained drugs– Misoprostol and Mifepristone—from overseas. Whalen, 39, was sentenced by Montour County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Norton for violating a Pennsylvania …Continue reading "Pennsylvania mother convicted of giving teen abortion pills"
By Dave Andrusko Last Friday, following a two-day preliminary hearing at Trego County District Court, District Judge Glen Braun determined there was enough evidence to go ahead with the case against Scott Bollig. He will be tried on one count of first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in the death of …Continue reading "Kansas man charged with 1st degree murder for causing the abortion of girlfriend’s baby"
By Dave Andrusko A Pennsylvania newspaper reported Wednesday that a 38-year-old mother will face arraignment in March on charges that she helped her then-16-year-old daughter abort her unborn child using illegally obtained drugs– Misoprostol and Mifepristone—from overseas. Jennifer A. Whalen “is charged with a felony count of performing an illegal abortion, plus lesser counts of …Continue reading "Pennsylvania mother charged with giving teen abortion pills, waives preliminary hearing, faces arraignment in March"
Editor’s note. The following comes from the Irish Pro-Life group Family and Life. The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has warned women against taking dangerous abortion pills. More than 250 abortion pills have been seized since the beginning of the year. Abortifacients, or drugs used to induce abortion, are not legally available in Ireland and it …Continue reading "Irish Medicines Board Warns of Abortion Pills Danger"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research When many people think of abortion pills, they think of RU-486, the abortion drug developed in France in the 1980s and sold in the U.S. since 2000. But there is another drug, misoprostol, a prostaglandin normally used in conjunction with RU-486, that is being …Continue reading "Off-Label Abortion Pills being Sold at Flea Markets"