RU-486--That Poison Pill?
It was always lethal to the unborn child. It was intended to
be. That's why the Clinton administration hurried its approval through
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Now, it seems, RU-486 is
dangerous to mothers, too. From September 2003 to June 2005, there were
four deaths reported among women who took RU-486. FRC's Connie
Mackey recently wrote to the FDA calling for Mifeprex--the brand name of
RU-486--to be taken off the market. The letter noted that deaths and
other serious complications from RU-486 are likely to be
underreported. Another death, this one in Canada, adds to that concern.
The FDA has acknowledged some health concerns about RU-486. In November,
2004, the agency added a "black box" warning to the drug.
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