Having underwritten development of RU486, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation now trying to make chemical abortions “more accessible”

By Dave Andrusko A highly interesting story ran today in Inside Philanthropy (“Who’s funding what, and why?”) headlined, “The Nonprofit Funding Research to Change the Conversation Around Abortion Access” and written by Caitlin Reilly. Spoiler alert. We’ll develop this over the next 300 words or so, but here is her conclusion: These are challenging times …

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Australian Northern Territory decriminalises abortion

The abortion drug mifepristone, or RU486, will now be available in the Northern Territory. Editor’s note. This comes from SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. On Tuesday the Parliament of Australia’s Northern Territory [NT] voted to decriminalise abortion and widen access to medical abortion. The Labor-led parliament voted 20 votes to four in favour …

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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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Judge declares Arizona chemical abortion law unconstitutional

By Dave Andrusko In a decision Thursday that will not change the status quo, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama said a 2012 Arizona law requiring abortionists to use federal standards in administering chemical abortions is unconstitutional. According to reporter Howard Fischer: The legal problem with the law, said Gama, is that it’s not …

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In Australia women now need not even meet abortionists or pharmacists before obtaining chemical abortifacients

By Dave Andrusko It is unfortunately not surprising that pro-abortionists in Australia are aggressively touting the market for their new ‘service’–chemical abortions without a woman ever meeting an abortionist or pharmacist face-to-face. And, according to an enthusiastic Amy Corderoy, health editor for the Sydney Morning Herald, demand for the new service from the Tabbot Foundation …

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NPR completely overlooks dangers of chemical abortions, uncritically rehashes pro-abortion criticisms of laws regulating webcam abortions

By Dave Andrusko Two days ago we posted a story—“NPR says a few kind words about CPCs before lowering the hammer”—based on a report by NPR’s Jennifer Ludden. To her credit, before Ludden eviscerated crisis pregnancy centers, she did offer a true-to-life story where a young woman was treated with great kindness, delivered her baby, …

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North Dakota Supreme Court declines to rehear arguments in decision that upheld law regulating chemical abortions

  By Dave Andrusko In October, NRL News Today reported that the North Dakota Supreme Court had reversed a ruling by District Judge Wickham Corwin and upheld a 2011 law which regulates how chemical abortifacients—generically referred to as “RU486”—are administered to women. Tammi Kromenaker, director of North Dakota’s sole abortion provider, almost immediately told the …

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North Dakota Supreme Court upholds law regulating chemical abortions; lone abortion clinic says it will stop performing chemical abortions

  By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld a 2011 law which regulates how chemical abortifacients—generically referred to as “RU486”—are administered to women. In so doing, the state’s highest court reversed a ruling by District Judge Wickham Corwin who routinely hammers pro-life laws with relish. Tammi Kromenaker, director of North Dakota’s …

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Has there been an application to market RU-486 in Canada?

  By Dave Andrusko Last week NRL News Today wrote about an editorial that appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, written by Dr. Sheila Dunn and attorney Rebecca Cook, arguing that Canadian women are not receiving the “best abortion option” for non-surgical abortions —RU-486. (See “Pro-abortionists try to ease the way for introduction of …

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RU-486 Now Safe? Feminist researcher who opposed abortion pill in 1991 book still doesn’t think so — Part One of two

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research 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 …

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RU486 is not the ‘safe’ Do-It-Yourself method for women it is claimed to be

One in 30 women will still need a surgical abortion By Melinda Tankard Reist Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Brisbane Times (Australia) Recent publicity for abortion drug RU486 has given women assurances of its safety. The drug is promoted as do-it-yourself, easy, private and ”more natural”. In this pro-RU486 spin, the voices of …

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Behind the Abortion Industry Push for Chemical Abortions: Reason #4 of 5

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Last Wednesday Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon provided NRL News Today readers with a succinct explanation of the “5 Reasons behind the Abortion Industry Push for Chemical Abortions.” As promised, last Thursday Dr. O’Bannon began fleshing out the five reasons, one per day. …

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